Scorpaena elongata Cadenat, 1943
Slender rockfish
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 75 - 800 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean Sea and Morocco to off northern Namibia (Ref. 27121).
Biology:  Sedentary species which occurs in rocky areas (Ref. 4510). Feeds on fishes, shrimps and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 5377).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 May 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 01.09.94

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