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Right: Photograph of a sea scorpion Taurulus bubalis (Euphrasen) by Gordon Fletcher.

A common fish in shallow water and can occasionally be found in rock pools. The spines on the pre-operculum (gill cover) are not poisonous, but can inflict painful injuries if handled. Shown here guarding a large egg mass, which can be seen to the left of the photograph.

  A photograph of a sea scorpion guarding eggs.

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