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Krazy Kiwi wrote:
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> As Scorpionfishes (Family Scorpaenidae) are widely distributed throughout
> all tropical & temperate seas, even a few species found in arctic waters, I
> love hearing what others around the world call them ... like the aka ones
> Bjorn names above. And the local names certainly fit their description when
> you see some of these species swiming around slowly & spreading out their
> fanlike pectorals and lacy dorsal fins like a turkey displaying its plumes :-)

In Italy they are called Scorfani (from their latin name Scorpaena).
You'll find a picture taken at Elba Island here:

http://marolaws.iet.unipi.it:8001/Isole/elbs8.htm

Giovanni (USD President)

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Giovanni Marola
Dept. of Information Engineering
University of Pisa
Scuba Page  http://131.114.9.20:8001/Isole/Italia2.html