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Scorpionfish | by ADHAM HAWRAMY
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Scorpionfish

Nikon D90, 18-200mm Nikkor lens, 72mm GENUS NDF filter

  

The most distinctive feature of a scorpionfish is that it "stings" with the help of its sharp spines. The spines are poisonous because they are coated with a venomous mucus. These fish are not violent but very gentle; only if they are threatened, they protrude their dorsal spines in order to defend themselves.

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Taken on February 9, 2011