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The scorpion fish

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What it looks like

The scorpionfish has a compressed body with crest or spines on the head. The fish are of all colors. He measures eight to ten metersit. Is unicoloured but it is mostly red yellow black and brown.

Where it lives

The fish lives at night in the seabed five to twenty meters deep. The currents are slow and moderate. The seabed has a temperature between twentytwo and twentysix degrees.

How it can injure people

All scorpionfish has venomous spines, giving the fish their common name. While stings can be fatal to humans, the fish are not aggressive and only sting when threatened or injured.

What people must do if they have been attacked

Scorpionfish erect their spines and inject venom if bitten by a predator, caught, or trampled. Typical symptoms of poisoning include lasting up to 12 hours, peaking within the first hour or two of being bitten, as well as redness. Serious reactions include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, tremors, shortness of breath, and abnormal heart rhythms. Paralysis, convulsions and death are possible but are usually limited. Young and old people are more susceptible to the venom than healthy adults. Death is rare, but some people are allergic to the venom and may experience anaphylactic shock. (anaphylactic shock is an allergic reaction) .