Scorfano Nero Black Scorpionfish Scorpenidae intotheblue.it
In this video we can see an accidental encounter with the Black Scorpionfish. While I was filming a small blennid by snorkeling, I risked pricking myself with the venomous spines of the redfish. In the video we can see it in just a few centimeters of water, completely immobile and completely camouflaged with the environment, so much so as not to see it at first glance. Slowing down the video you can also see the extreme speed with which he manages to escape when he feels threatened, or uses to attack prey.
Scorpaena porcus, commonly known as black scorpionfish or scorpion fish, is a marine fish belonging to the Scorpaenidae family.
Like all Scorpionfishes, even the black scorpionfish has poison glands placed under the spines of the dorsal and anal fins. Accidental punctures (especially among fishermen and divers) are possible: in these cases a strong pain occurs, sometimes with the appearance of nausea, vomiting and shock. The symptomatic treatment consists in immersing the wound in hot water, since the toxin is thermolabile. However, an antibiotic treatment is recommended (sometimes the wound can go into necrosis) and tetanus.