Great Sculpin (Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus)

Also known as Bullhead, Daddy Sculpin, Longhorn Sculpin, Scaleless Sculpin

Description

Also known as Bullhead, Daddy Sculpin, Longhorn Sculpin, Scaleless Sculpin.

Found singly over shallow to very deep intertidal areas resting on bottoms and blending in with their surroundings over, mud, rock, sand and seaweed bottoms of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small fish.
Length - 80cm
Depth - 0-775m
Widespread North Pacific

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/4121

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