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Spines of the dorsal, pelvic and anal fins of black scorpionfish have venom glands at their bases. The venomous spines cause an intense pain and throbbing to people stung by it. Treatment is to immerse the affected area in water heated to tolerance level and to disinfect the afflicted area.This species is also known as the small-scaled scorpionfish (D. Herdson, pers. comm.)
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