California scorpionfish

The California scorpionfish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range - 183 m , usually - 30 m environment.

California scorpionfish is the most venomous fish regularly collected off the California coast. FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET The diet of these predators primarily consists of crabs, but small fishes, octopi, and other crustaceans also are eaten. More

California ScorpionfishIn 2005, three species1 under the Marine Life Management Act Nearshore Fishery Management Plan were assessed and accepted for management purposes in California: California scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata), gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus), and cabezon (Scorpaenichthys Marmoratus). More

California scorpionfish are the most venomous member of the family found in California. If handled in a careless manner and a puncture wound occurs, there will usually be intense pain and perhaps swelling - which should subside after a few hours. More

California Scorpionfish Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

However, the California scorpionfish is one species to avoid... if you can actually see it in time. These fish are experts at camouflage, and sit motionless on the bottom resting and waiting for food to wander too close to their mouths. More

First Light Net! California Scorpionfish, rattlesnakes or sculpin as the anglers call them are one of the most evolutionary advanced fishes that swim and rarely exceed more than 16 inches or weigh more than 3 pounds. More

Scorpionfish Per Angler, California Scorpionfish, Boat and Rank. More

Common names

Blåkätt in Swedish (Svenska)
Blåkæft in Danish (dansk)
Blåkjeft in Norwegian (Norsk)
Bodeljke in Serbian (српски језик)
Cabracho in Spanish (español)
California scorpionfish in English
Californisk dragehovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Drachenköpfe in German (Deutsch)
Drakhuvudfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Escorpión californiano in Spanish (español)
finscaled scoprionfish in English
Fusakasago in Japanese (日本語)
Iskorpit in Turkish (Türkçe)
Jaukavica in Serbian (српски језик)
Lapón in sp
Lipsoz in Turkish (Türkçe)
Rascacio in sp
Rascacio californiano in Spanish (español)
Rascasse californienne in French (français)
Rascasso in Portuguese (Português)
Schorpioenvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Scorfano in Italian (Italiano)
Scórpaena in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Scórpaena in Greek, Modern (1453)
scorpionfish in English
Sculpin in English
Skorpionikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Skrpina in Serbian (српски језик)
小鱗鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳞鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
斑点鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點鮋 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Scorpaena
Species : Scorpaena guttata
Authority : Girard, 1854