Peruvian scorpionfish

The fish's body is able to cope well with variations in its operating environment with minimal damage, alteration or loss of functionality.

The Peruvian scorpionfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 100 m environment.

the Peruvian Scorpionfish, Scorpaena afuero (crimson red, no black blotch); the Rainbow Scorpionfish, Scorpaena xyris (black blotch just aft of the lower portion of the gill covers); or the Red Scorpionfish, Pontinus furcirhinus (very elongated third dorsal spine). More

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Common names

Brujo mocho in Spanish (español)
Lechuza in Spanish (español)
Peruvian scorpionfish in English
Rascacio in sp
Rascacio párlamo in Spanish (español)
Rascasse péruvienne in French (français)
scorpionfish in English

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Scorpaena
Species : Scorpaena afuerae
Authority : Hildebrand, 1946