Scorpaena agassizii Goode & Bean, 1896
Longfin scorpionfish
photo by JAMARC

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 46 - 275 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Occipital pit present; two spines on a part of preorbital overlapping maxilla; supplemental preopercular spine present; no dark spot on inner basal part of pectoral fin; eye large, 1.5-2.2 times of snout length; pectoral fin long reaching end of anal fin in adults (Ref. 13608).
 Biology:  Inhabits offshore waters. Found on soft bottom.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  venomous
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94

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