scorpaenid fish


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Noun1.scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
family Scorpaenidae, Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes; rockfishes; lionfishes
scorpion fish, scorpionfish, sea scorpion - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
lionfish - brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins
stonefish, Synanceja verrucosa - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
rockfish - marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America