Scorpaena mystes is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Scorpaena mystes, 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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Jordan & Starks, 1895
Stone scorpionfish is found in shallow water and seaweed-covered reefs as well as on open, sandy areas.
An opportunistic predator, this cryptic fish lies unseen on the reef top waiting for small fishes to pass by.
Although the flesh is of excellent quality, it is not utilized commercially due to its venomous spines.