Pacific Spotted Scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes: Spines poisonous. Photo by Gene Kira.
Pacific Spotted Scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes: Caught during fishing in November 2001 by Ton van Dalen with a circle hook and a live sardina, length 15 inches. From Peter Langstraat: "This fish is nicknamed "sculpin." However, they don't belong to the family of sculpins. The cabezon does belong to the family of Sculpenidae, so this one could be nicknamed as such. From Northern California up to Alaska there are tens of different species of sculpins. Description and photo courtesy Peter Langstraat.
Pacific Spotted Scorpionfish, Scorpaena mystes: Photo courtesy Trout Traubman.
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