scorpionfish

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A scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) caught at Bedok Jetty in Singapore

Etymology[edit]

scorpion +‎ fish

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scorpionfish (plural scorpionfish or scorpionfishes)

  1. Any of the family Scorpaenidae of mostly marine fish, including many of the world's most venomous species, the "sting" taking the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus.

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