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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Dendrochirus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dendrochirus barberi Hawaiian lionfish Eastern Central Pacific 16.5 TL 1900
Dendrochirus bellus Butterfly scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1925
Dendrochirus biocellatus Twospot turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1938
Dendrochirus brachypterus Dwarf lionfish Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1829
Dendrochirus hemprichi Red Sea dwarf lionfish Western Indian Ocean 10.3 SL 2017
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish Eastern Pacific 5.7 SL 2013
Dendrochirus zebra Zebra turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 25 SL 1829



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