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Scorpaena scrofa Largescaled scorpionfish

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lexID:
1309 
AphiaID:
127248 
Scientific:
Scorpaena scrofa 
German:
Großer Drachenkopf 
English:
Largescaled Scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaena (Genus) > scrofa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
East-Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 78.8 °F (15°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Fish (little fishes), Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food, Schrimps, Sepia, Shrimps 
Tank:
329.97 gal (~ 1500L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-02-24 12:49:18 

Toxicity


Scorpaena scrofa is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Scorpaena scrofa, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Info

The large-scaled Scorpionfish lives at the off-site of coral reefs in depths between 1 and 60 Meters. East Atlantiv and Mediterranean. Solitary waiting on rocks for food. Like all Scorpionfishes they are sniping hunters. They feed on fishes, crustacean including hermit crabs and shrimps and smaller squids. The swim bladder is degenerated. Therefore they are preserving swimmers. Not difficult to cultivate but the feeding of frozen instead of living food may be a problem. CAUTION: Toxic. Like all other Scorpionfishes they have poison glands at the base of the dorsal fins.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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