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pesce scorpione


An Red lionfish in Mauritius

An invasive species in the Mediterranean, and a dangerous one with its poisonous spikes. However, environmentalists are encouraging a market for lionfish to help keep numbers down. Once the nasty spikes are removed and the fish is filleted, it has tender white tasty flesh.

Not to be confused with scorfano.

Fish & Seafood

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Alain Feulvarch