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Scorpionfish - Guarding the P29

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The largest of the Mediterranean scorpionfish, easily recognised by the large number of fringed appendices around the head, the mouth and the sides. Reddish with brownish-black marks. Found on rocky and detrital bottoms and amongst Neptune grass from 3-4 meters to over 300 meters. Measures up to 50 centimeters.

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