"Meronym list'ned griefsome 'nuff as I telled her 'bout the scorpionfish but she sorried,"
The Red lionfish (Pterois volitans), a member of the scorpionfish family.
Public DomainThe Red lionfish (Pterois volitans), a member of the scorpionfish family. - Credit: Jens Petersen

The scorpion fish, or the Scorpaenidae, belong to one of the most venomous families of marine fish in the world. They possess sharp spines laced with poisonous mucus and are found mostly in the Indo-Pacific. They usually dwell on the bottom of the ocean and feed on crustaceons. Within the same family are the lionfish, the firefish, the dragonfish and the stingfish - named after the manner in which they kill their prey.