Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) are a family of marine fish that includes many of the word’s most venomous species. Most have a type of sting from sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. There are hundreds of scorpionfish, widespread in tropical and temperate seas. General characteristics include a compressed body, ridges or spins on the head, one-two spines on the gills and three to five spines on the preopercle.

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Living creatively through design and passionate for freediving, Renee is an underwater photographer / videographer and writer at Seaunseen, and a freediving instructor at Desert Divers in Dahab, Egypt.

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