Scorpaenodes arenai Torchio, 1962
Messina rockfish
Scorpaenodes arenai
photo by Gerovasileiou, V.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 14 - 31 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Azores. Mediterranean; straits of Messina and of Sicily (Italy) and the Ionian Sea (Greece).
Biology:  Observed and captured in rocky caves (J.M.N. Azevedo, pers. comm., 03/02).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 October 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.02.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.10.15

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