Largescaled Scorpionfish

Characteristics

Habitat: the Largescaled scorpionfish is usually caught on rocky bottoms and at depths of between 10 and 100 m.

Principal fishing methods: handline and bottom longline.

Biology: the Largescaled scorpionfish have a maximum reported size of 50 cm (3 kg) and a maximum reported age of 8 years.

Conservation status: although local stocks appear to be healthy, this species may prove sensitive as fishing effort increases.

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