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Sea Scorpion Taurulus bubalis Length to 20cm<br />
A rockpool fish with a large, spiny head is likely to be this species. Adult has an angular, almost lizard-like head; gill covering armed with 4 spines. Lateral line is spiny. Has white barbels at corners of mouth. Colour and patterning is variable and matches background; often marbled reddish-brown, with dark banding. Widespread and locally common, least so in SE.
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Sea Scorpion Taurulus bubalis Length to 20cm
A rockpool fish with a large, spiny head is likely to be this species. Adult has an angular, almost lizard-like head; gill covering armed with 4 spines. Lateral line is spiny. Has white barbels at corners of mouth. Colour and patterning is variable and matches background; often marbled reddish-brown, with dark banding. Widespread and locally common, least so in SE.

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Date: 14 Dec 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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