Scorpaenopsis oxycephala

Tasseled scorpionfish
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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Faimily: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Scorpaenopsis
Species: S. oxycephala
Binomial name
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
(Bleeker, 1849)

The tasseled scorpionfish, or smaw-scaled scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala, is a carnivorous ray-finned fish wi venomous spines that lives in the Indie an Paceefic Oceans. It can reach a maximum lenth o 36 cm (14 in) an can vary considerably in colour. Adults are beardit wi a nummer o tassels belaw the jaw.

They inhabit reef slopes frae anerly 1 tae 35 meters. When in shallae watters, swimmers mey accidentally tread on thaim which mey cause painful injury frae the venomous spines.

ReferencesEedit

  • "Scorpaenopsis oxycephala". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 Januar 2007.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Scorpaenopsis oxycephala" in FishBase. January 2007 version.

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