Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier, 1829
Plumed scorpionfish
Scorpaena grandicornis
photo by O'Donnell, P.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and Honduras to southern Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5
Biology:  Inhabits seagrass beds, grassy bays and channels. Moves only when disturbed. Wounds inflicted are extremely painful, but not fatal.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94

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