Latin name: Scorpio
Category: Fish

The scorpion of the sea

General Attributes

The sea-scorpion causes injury when it is picked up.

The sea-scorpion appears in some medieval encyclopedias, and at least one bestiary (Cambridge University Library, Kk.4.25). Some medieval "naturalists" believed that for every land animal there should be an equivalent marine animal; this idea is as old as Pliny the Elder's Natural History.