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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes



(See list of species below)



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12 species in Mediterranean and Black Sea (see list below)

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Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Pontinus kuhlii
[Offshore rockfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois miles
[Devil firefish]
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena azorica
[]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scorpaena elongata Cadenat, 1943

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scorpaena elongata
[Slender rockfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaena loppei Cadenat, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena loppei
[Cadenat's rockfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena maderensis
[Madeira rockfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 24.3 cm TL
Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena notata
[Small red scorpionfish]

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Scorpaena porcus
[Black scorpionfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scorpaena scrofa Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena scrofa
[Red scorpionfish]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpaena stephanica Cadenat, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena stephanica
[Spotted-fin rockfish]

Photo by Gerovasileiou, V.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Scorpaenodes arenai Torchio, 1962

Photo by Gerovasileiou, V.
 
Scorpaenodes arenai
[Messina rockfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Sebastapistes mauritiana (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes mauritiana
[Spineblotch scorpionfish]
12 Species of Family Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1825 Pontinus kuhlii Offshore rockfish Eastern Atlantic 52 TL
1828 Pterois miles Devil firefish Indian Ocean 35 SL
1969 Scorpaena azorica Northeast Atlantic 9.8 SL
1943 Scorpaena elongata Slender rockfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1943 Scorpaena loppei Cadenat's rockfish Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1833 Scorpaena maderensis Madeira rockfish Eastern Atlantic 14 TL
1810 Scorpaena notata Small red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 24.3 TL
1758 Scorpaena porcus Black scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 40.5 TL
1758 Scorpaena scrofa Red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1943 Scorpaena stephanica Spotted-fin rockfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1962 Scorpaenodes arenai Messina rockfish Northeast Atlantic 11 TL
1829 Sebastapistes mauritiana Spineblotch scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL



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