Definition of Scorpionfish

1. Noun. Marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines.

Exact synonyms: Scorpion Fish, Sea Scorpion
Generic synonyms: Scorpaenid, Scorpaenid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Scorpaena, Scorpaena
Specialized synonyms: Plumed Scorpionfish, Scorpaena Grandicornis



Definition of Scorpionfish

1. Noun. Any of the family ''Scorpaenidae'' of mostly marine fish, including many of the world's most venomous species, the "sting" taking the form of sharp spines coated with venomous mucus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpionfish

scorpio
scorpiodea
scorpioid
scorpioid cyme
scorpion
scorpion fish
scorpion fly
scorpion kick
scorpion kicks
scorpion shell
scorpion venoms
scorpion weed
scorpionate
scorpionates
scorpiones
scorpionfish (current term)
scorpionfishes
scorpionflies
scorpionfly
scorpionidea
scorpionlike
scorpions
scorpionweed
scorpionwort
scorpling
scorse
scorsed
scorser
scorsers
scorses

Literary usage of Scorpionfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air DivingSpor (1999)
"Stings by stonefish, zebrafish, and scorpionfish have been known to cause fatalities. While many similarities exist between these fish and the venomous fish ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Bermuda by Blair Howard (2004)
"scorpionfish can often be found lying in wait on coral heads or close to the ocean floor. The thick spines on its back can inflict a nasty sting, ..."

3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1994)
"Some of the most frequently encountered wounds are inflicted by stingrays, stonefish, scorpionfish, catfish, and sea urchins. (For more detailed information ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"Juvenile brown chromis live among the fire coral, while eels and scorpionfish favor the sandy areas. A strong current at the drop-off makes this an ..."

5. Adventure Guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines by Cindy Kilgorie Brown, Alan Moore (2003)
"Groupers and scorpionfish belong to this category. This is only a sampling of life beneath the surface at the Tobago Cays. It's a lot to take in over one ..."

6. Best Dives of the Caribbean by Joyce Huber (2006)
"Touch the Sea Learn to pet moray eels, tickle sea anemones, get a manicure from a cleaner shrimp, massage the tummy of a "deadly" scorpionfish and befriend ..."

7. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire & CuraƧao by Lynne M Sullivan (2002)
"... and conch live on the sandy bottom along with well camouflaged peacock eye flounder, lizard fish, and scorpionfish. Lucky divers spot tarpon, turtles, ..."

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