223 Species in Family Scorpaenidae
Nominal species list for Scorpaenidae
Scientific Name Author English Name
Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura, 2013 Australian sawcheek scorpionfish
Brachypterois serrulata (Richardson, 1846) Sawcheek scorpionfish
Brachypterois serrulifer Fowler, 1938 Sawmaxilla scorpionfish
Caracanthus maculatus (Gray, 1831) Spotted coral croucher
Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot, 1869) Spotted croucher
Caracanthus typicus Krøyer, 1845 Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish
Caracanthus unipinna (Gray, 1831) Pygmy coral croucher
Dendrochirus barberi (Steindachner, 1900) Hawaiian lionfish
Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925) Butterfly scorpionfish
Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler, 1938) Twospot turkeyfish
Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829) Dwarf lionfish
Dendrochirus hemprichi Matsunuma, Motomura & Bogorodsky, 2017 Red Sea dwarf lionfish
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis Matsunuma & Motomura, 2013 Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish
Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier, 1829) Zebra turkeyfish
Ebosia bleekeri (Döderlein, 1884) Bleeker's lionfish
Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978
Ebosia vespertina Matsunuma & Motomura, 2016 Western falcate lionfish
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus Fowler, 1938 Filamentous scorpionfish
Hoplosebastes armatus Schmidt, 1929
Idiastion hageyi McCosker, 2008
Idiastion kyphos Eschmeyer, 1965
Idiastion pacificum Ishida & Amaoka, 1992 Flame humpback scorpionsh
Iracundus signifer Jordan & Evermann, 1903 Decoy scorpionfish
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps (Fowler, 1938) Orange scorpionfish
Neomerinthe bauchotae Poss & Duhamel, 1991
Neomerinthe beanorum (Evermann & Marsh, 1900)
Neomerinthe erostris (Alcock, 1896) Round scorpionfish
Neomerinthe folgori (Postel & Roux, 1964) Folger's scorpionfish
Neomerinthe hemingwayi Fowler, 1935 Spinycheek scorpionfish
Neomerinthe kaufmani (Herre, 1952)
Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler, 1938)
Neomerinthe naevosa Motomura, Béarez & Causse, 2011 Blotched Polynesian scorpionfish
Neomerinthe pallidimacula (Fowler, 1938)
Neomerinthe procurva Chen, 1981 Curvedspine scorpionfish
Neomerinthe rufescens (Gilbert, 1905)
Neoscorpaena nielseni (Smith, 1964)
Parapterois heterura (Bleeker, 1856) Blackfoot firefish
Parapterois macrura (Alcock, 1896)
Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell, 1838) Golden scorpionfish
Parascorpaena bandanensis (Bleeker, 1851) Banda scorpionfish
Parascorpaena maculipinnis Smith, 1957
Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler, 1938) McAdam's scorpionfish
Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855) Mozambique scorpionfish
Parascorpaena moultoni (Whitley, 1961)
Parascorpaena picta (Cuvier, 1829) Northern scorpionfish
Phenacoscorpius adenensis Norman, 1939 Toothed no-line scorpionfish
Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Parin & Mandrytsa, 1992
Phenacoscorpius longilineatus Motomura, Causse & Struthers, 2012 Southern no-line scorpionfish
Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last, 2009 Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish
Phenacoscorpius megalops Fowler, 1938 Noline scorpionfish
Phenacoscorpius nebris Eschmeyer, 1965 Short-tube scorpionfish
Pogonoscorpius sechellensis Regan, 1908
Pontinus accraensis Norman, 1935 Ghanean rockfish
Pontinus castor Poey, 1860 Longsnout scorpionfish
Pontinus clemensi Fitch, 1955 Mottled scorpionfish
Pontinus corallinus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903
Pontinus furcirhinus Garman, 1899
Pontinus helena Eschmeyer, 1965
Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825) Offshore rockfish
Pontinus leda Eschmeyer, 1969 Speckled deepwater scorpionfish
Pontinus longispinis Goode & Bean, 1896 Longspine scorpionfish
Pontinus macrocephalus (Sauvage, 1882) Large-headed scorpionfish
Pontinus nematophthalmus (Günther, 1860) Spinythroat scorpionfish
Pontinus nigerimum Eschmeyer, 1983 Blacklash scorpionfish
Pontinus nigropunctatus (Günther, 1868) St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish
Pontinus rathbuni Goode & Bean, 1896 Highfin scorpionfish
Pontinus rhodochrous (Günther, 1872)
Pontinus sierra (Gilbert, 1890) Speckled scorpionfish
Pontinus strigatus Heller & Snodgrass, 1903 Stalkeye scorpionfish
Pontinus tentacularis (Fowler, 1938)
Pontinus vaughani Barnhart & Hubbs, 1946 Spotback scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys acutus Motomura & Kanade, 2015 Longsnout weedy scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys amboinensis Bleeker, 1856 Ambon scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys caussei Motomura & Kanade, 2015 Causse’s scorpionfish
Pteroidichthys noronhai (Fowler, 1938) Noronha’s scorpionfish
Pterois andover Allen & Erdmann, 2008 Andover lionfish
Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787) Broadbarred firefish
Pterois brevipectoralis (Mandrytsa, 2002)
Pterois lunulata Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 Luna lion fish
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) Devil firefish
Pterois mombasae (Smith, 1957) Frillfin turkeyfish
Pterois paucispinula Matsunuma & Motomura, 2015
Pterois radiata Cuvier, 1829 Radial firefish
Pterois russelii Bennett, 1831 Plaintail turkeyfish
Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann, 1903 Hawaiian turkeyfish
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) Red lionfish
Rhinopias aphanes Eschmeyer, 1973 Lacy scorpionfish
Rhinopias argoliba Eschmeyer, Hirosaki & Abe, 1973
Rhinopias cea Randall & DiSalvo, 1997 Cea's scorpionfish
Rhinopias eschmeyeri Condé, 1977 Eschmeyer's scorpionfish
Rhinopias frondosa (Günther, 1892) Weedy scorpionfish
Rhinopias xenops (Gilbert, 1905)
Scorpaena afuerae Hildebrand, 1946 Peruvian scorpionfish
Scorpaena agassizii Goode & Bean, 1896 Longfin scorpionfish
Scorpaena albifimbria Evermann & Marsh, 1900 Coral scorpionfish
Scorpaena angolensis Norman, 1935 Angola rockfish
Scorpaena annobonae Eschmeyer, 1969
Scorpaena ascensionis Eschmeyer, 1971
Scorpaena azorica Eschmeyer, 1969
Scorpaena bergii Evermann & Marsh, 1900 Goosehead scorpionfish
Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer, 1965 Shortfin scorpionfish
Scorpaena brasiliensis Cuvier, 1829 Barbfish
Scorpaena brevispina Motomura & Senou, 2008 Japanese shortspined scorpionfish
Scorpaena bulacephala Motomura, Last & Yearsley, 2005 Bullhead scorpionfish
Scorpaena calcarata Goode & Bean, 1882 Smooth-head scorpionfish
Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage, 1878)
Scorpaena cardinalis Solander & Richardson, 1842 Eastern red scorpionfish
Scorpaena cocosensis Motomura, 2004
Scorpaena colorata (Gilbert, 1905)
Scorpaena dispar Longley & Hildebrand, 1940 Hunchback scorpionfish
Scorpaena elachys Eschmeyer, 1965 Dwarf scorpionfish
Scorpaena elongata Cadenat, 1943 Slender rockfish
Scorpaena fernandeziana Steindachner, 1875
Scorpaena gasta Motomura, Last & Yearsley, 2006 Ghostly scorpionfish
Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier, 1829 Plumed scorpionfish
Scorpaena grandisquamis Ogilby, 1910 Bigscale scorpionfish
Scorpaena grattanica Trunov, 2006
Scorpaena guttata Girard, 1854 California scorpionfish
Scorpaena hatizyoensis Matsubara, 1943
Scorpaena hemilepidota Fowler, 1938
Scorpaena histrio Jenyns, 1840 Player scorpionfish
Scorpaena inermis Cuvier, 1829 Mushroom scorpionfish
Scorpaena isthmensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1928 Smooth-cheek scorpionfish
Scorpaena izensis Jordan & Starks, 1904 Izu scorpionfish
Scorpaena jacksoniensis Steindachner, 1866
Scorpaena lacrimata Randall & Greenfield, 2004
Scorpaena laevis Troschel, 1866 Senegalese rockfish
Scorpaena loppei Cadenat, 1943 Cadenat's rockfish
Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes, 1833 Madeira rockfish
Scorpaena melasma Eschmeyer, 1965
Scorpaena mellissii Günther, 1868 Melliss's scorpionfish
Scorpaena miostoma Günther, 1877
Scorpaena mystes Jordan & Starks, 1895
Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
Scorpaena normani Cadenat, 1943 Norman's rockfish
Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810 Small red scorpionfish
Scorpaena onaria Jordan & Snyder, 1900 Western scorpionfish
Scorpaena orgila Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971 Bold scorpionfish
Scorpaena papillosa (Schneider & Forster, 1801) Red rock cod
Scorpaena pascuensis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971
Scorpaena pele Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975
Scorpaena pepo Motomura, Poss & Shao, 2007 Pumpkin scorpionfish
Scorpaena petricola Eschmeyer, 1965
Scorpaena plumieri Bloch, 1789 Spotted scorpionfish
Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758 Black scorpionfish
Scorpaena russula Jordan & Bollman, 1890 Reddish scorpionfish
Scorpaena scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 Red scorpionfish
Scorpaena sonorae Jenkins & Evermann, 1889 Sonora scorpionfish
Scorpaena stephanica Cadenat, 1943 Spotted-fin rockfish
Scorpaena sumptuosa Castelnau, 1875 Western red scorpionfish
Scorpaena thomsoni Günther, 1880
Scorpaena tierrae Hildebrand, 1946
Scorpaena uncinata de Buen, 1961
Scorpaenodes africanus Pfaff, 1933
Scorpaenodes albaiensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907) Longfingered scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes arenai Torchio, 1962 Messina rockfish
Scorpaenodes barrybrowni Pitassy & Baldwin, 2016 Stellate scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes bathycolus Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928 Reef scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes corallinus Smith, 1957
Scorpaenodes elongatus Cadenat, 1950 African spotted scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes englerti Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971 Englert's scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes evides (Jordan & Thompson, 1914) Cheekspot scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes guamensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) Guam scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes hirsutus (Smith, 1957) Hairy scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes immaculatus Poss & Collette, 1990
Scorpaenodes insularis Eschmeyer, 1971
Scorpaenodes investigatoris Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1972
Scorpaenodes kelloggi (Jenkins, 1903) Kellogg's scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes minor (Smith, 1958) Minor scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes muciparus (Alcock, 1889)
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett, 1864) Lowfin scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus Greenfield & Matsuura, 2002 Fourspine scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus Poss, McCosker & Baldwin, 2010
Scorpaenodes scaber (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886) Pygmy scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes smithi Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1972 Little scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes steenei Allen, 1977 Steene's scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes steinitzi Klausewitz & Frøiland, 1970
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Metzelaar, 1919) Deepreef scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes tribulosus Eschmeyer, 1969
Scorpaenodes varipinnis Smith, 1957 Blotchfin scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes xyris (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Rainbow scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis altirostris Gilbert, 1905
Scorpaenopsis barbata (Rüppell, 1838) Bearded scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975 Bigmouth scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis Jenkins, 1901 Jenkin's scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa (Thunberg, 1793) Weedy stingfish
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps Fowler, 1938 Sculpin scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis crenulata Motomura & Causse, 2011 Serrated deepwater scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier, 1829) False stonefish
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri Randall & Greenfield, 2004
Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Whitley, 1959 Furneaux scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Humpbacked scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi (Smith, 1957) Gilchrist's scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis insperatus Motomura, 2004 Sydney scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata (Herre, 1945) Whiteblotched scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis longispina Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001
Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910 Flasher scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837 Yellowfin scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis obtusa Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Shortsnout scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis orientalis Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala (Bleeker, 1849) Tassled scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis papuensis (Cuvier, 1829) Papuan scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis pluralis Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001
Scorpaenopsis possi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Poss's scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis pusilla Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Rama Rao's scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginata Fricke, Durville & Mulochau, 2013
Scorpaenopsis venosa (Cuvier, 1829) Raggy scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Bandfin scorpionfish
Sebastapistes ballieui (Sauvage, 1875) Spotfin scorpionfish
Sebastapistes coniorta Jenkins, 1903 Humpback nohu
Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker, 1856) Yellowspotted scorpionfish
Sebastapistes fowleri (Pietschmann, 1934) Pigmy scorpionfish
Sebastapistes galactacma Jenkins, 1903 Galactacma scorpionfish
Sebastapistes mauritiana (Cuvier, 1829) Spineblotch scorpionfish
Sebastapistes nuchalis (Günther, 1874)
Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829) Barchin scorpionfish
Sebastapistes taeniophrys (Fowler, 1943) Eyebrow scorpionfish
Sebastapistes tinkhami (Fowler, 1946) Darkspotted scorpionfish
Taenianotus triacanthus Lacepède, 1802 Leaf scorpionfish
Thysanichthys crossotus Jordan & Starks, 1904
Ursinoscorpaenopsis kitai Nakabo & Yamada, 1996
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