Large-scaled scorpion fish

Order: 
Scorpaeniformes
Family: 
Scorpaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Round body, somewhat elongated and less convex than other species. Large, wide head and armored with thorns. Very large mouth with prominent lower jaw. Teeth in bands on both jaws. Very variable color, usually reddish brown with yellow, white and brown spots.

International Designations

Germany: 
Roter Drachenkopf
France: 
Rascasse rouge
Italy: 
Scorfano rosso
Portugal: 
Rascasso vermelho
UK: 
Large-scaled scorpion fish
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Gillnets
FAO code: 
RSE
Scientific name: 
Scorpaena scrofa
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
903
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO