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Scorpaenopsis barbata can reach a length of 22 centimetres (8.7 in). They are brightly colored and heavily camouflaged. They have a broad spiny head with a large mouth and feathery fins. Body is reddish brown or dark brown, with whitish and blackish blotches. Many fleshy outgrowths of skin protrude from their chin (hence the common name of bearded scorpionfish). These fishes have twelve dorsal spines, nine dorsal soft rays, three anal spines and five anal soft rays. Fin spines may bear venom glands at the base.
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