Also known as Goblinfish, Stingfish.
Found singly on mud and sand bottoms over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small fish and swimming invertebrates.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 20-130m
Eastern Atlantic - Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira
Scorpionfish are masters of camouflage, enabling them to lie in wait for their victims to come close, before lunging forward and inhaling their prey with their large mouths.
When disturbed they raise the spines along their backs and will usually move off out of harms way, however, if cornered they are able to charge at considerable speed.
Highly dangerous and poisonous with venomous spines along its back if trodden on etc., can cause death! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/17256