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Scorpaena porcus Black scorpionfish

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lexID:
4457 
AphiaID:
127247 
Scientific:
Scorpaena porcus 
German:
Brauner Drachenkopf 
English:
Black Scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaena (Genus) > porcus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
the Black Sea, Azores, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
20 - 800 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 14.57" (15cm - 37cm) 
Temperature:
59 °F - 78.8 °F (15°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Mysis, Predatory, Zooplankton 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-05-04 16:10:43 

Toxicity


Scorpaena porcus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Scorpaena porcus, 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:
[overview_and_url_DE]
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

Solitary and sedentary. Common among rocks and algae. Feeds on small fishes (gobies, blennies), crustaceans and other invertebrates.

Requires a tank with a lot of coral rubble and rocks. Rarely seen in the trade, and keep in mind this is a venomous creature.

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Saltcorner (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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