Coccotropsis gymnoderma is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Coccotropsis gymnoderma, 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 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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The smoothskin scorpionfish is endemic in South Africa and is only found from the Cape Peninsula to Algoa Bay in a depth range of 9-110 meters.
Coccotropsis gymnoderma is a small well camouflaged fish, with an orange body having a distinctive cream patch to the rear.
It`s head has a pleated, wrinkled appearance, the dorsal fin has spines and the head may occasionally be pinkish.
This fish is common on reefs but is seldom spotted due to its cryptic colouring and sedentary habits. It is usually not solitary.