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can any one confirm the id of this sea scorpion please? i think its a short spined . but i'm not 100% sure how to tell between the long and short spines. thanks
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Well done! It's a short-spined. Belly colouration and length of spines are right. The small spines along the lateral line and the throat flap are not easy to see but look present.
 
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Short spined, its throat membrane goes all the way across, long spined it don't. Easiest way to tell them apart.

 

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thanks guy i thought it was just not 100%. would this be 1 as well? sorry not the best pic. it never occurred to me it might be a short spined at the time i just liked the unusual colour lol
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thanks guy i thought it was just not 100%. would this be 1 as well? sorry not the best pic. it never occurred to me it might be a short spined at the time i just liked the unusual colour lol
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Pretty little fella ain't he?

I find the quickest way to tell is that when you grab them on reeling in, if the spines go right through your hand it's the long spined.

Here's one I did earlier.

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