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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes



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Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura, 2013

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois curvispina
[Australian sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Northwestern Pacific

Brachypterois serrulata (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Brachypterois serrulata
[Sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Brachypterois serrulifer Fowler, 1938

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois serrulifer
[Sawmaxilla scorpionfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus maculatus (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Caracanthus maculatus
[Spotted coral croucher]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot, 1869)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus madagascariensis
[Spotted croucher]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Caracanthus typicus Krøyer, 1845

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus typicus
[Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus unipinna (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus unipinna
[Pygmy coral croucher]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Dendrochirus barberi (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus barberi
[Hawaiian lionfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dendrochirus bellus
[]

Photo by Rossi, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Rossi, P.
 
Dendrochirus biocellatus
[Twospot turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus brachypterus
[Shortfin turkeyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Dendrochirus zebra
[Zebra turkeyfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ebosia bleekeri (Döderlein, 1884)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ebosia bleekeri
[Bleeker's lionfish]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Ebosia falcata
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.0 cm SL

 
Ebosia vespertina
[Western falcate lionfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus Fowler, 1938

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus
[Filamentous scorpionfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Hoplosebastes armatus
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Idiastion hageyi
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Idiastion kyphos
[]
No picture found
North Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Idiastion pacificum
[Flame humpback scorpionsh]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Iracundus signifer Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Iracundus signifer
[Decoy scorpionfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps
[Orange scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.1 cm TL

 
Neomerinthe bauchotae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe beanorum
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Neomerinthe erostris (Alcock, 1896)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe erostris
[Round scorpionfish]

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

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Neomerinthe folgori (Postel & Roux, 1964)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Neomerinthe folgori
[Folger's scorpionfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Neomerinthe hemingwayi Fowler, 1935

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Neomerinthe hemingwayi
[Spinycheek scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe kaufmani
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe megalepis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe naevosa
[Blotched Polynesian scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Neomerinthe pallidimacula
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Neomerinthe procurva Chen, 1981

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe procurva
[Curvedspine scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe rufescens
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Neoscorpaena nielseni (Smith, 1964)

Photo by SFSA
 
Neoscorpaena nielseni
[]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Parapterois heterura (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Parapterois heterura
[Blackfoot firefish]

Photo by Saravanan, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Parapterois macrura (Alcock, 1896)

Photo by Saravanan, R.
 
Parapterois macrura
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Parascorpaena aurita
[Golden scorpionfish]
No picture found
East Indies
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Parascorpaena bandanensis
[Banda scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Parascorpaena maculipinnis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena mcadamsi
[McAdam's scorpionfish]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Parascorpaena mossambica
[Mozambique scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Parascorpaena moultoni
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parascorpaena picta (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena picta
[Northern scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Phenacoscorpius adenensis
[Toothed no-line scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri
[]
No picture found
Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Phenacoscorpius longilineatus
[Southern no-line scorpionfish]

Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last, 2009

Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
 
Phenacoscorpius longirostris
[Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Phenacoscorpius megalops Fowler, 1938

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Phenacoscorpius megalops
[Noline scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Phenacoscorpius nebris
[Short-tube scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pogonoscorpius sechellensis
[]

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

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Pontinus accraensis Norman, 1935

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

Photo by FAO

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Pontinus castor Poey, 1860

Photo by FAO
 
Pontinus castor
[Longsnout scorpionfish]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 54.9 cm TL
Pontinus clemensi Fitch, 1955

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Pontinus clemensi
[Mottled scorpionfish]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic

Pontinus corallinus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Pontinus corallinus
[]

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Pontinus furcirhinus Garman, 1899

Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Pontinus furcirhinus
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Pontinus helena Eschmeyer, 1965

Photo by JAMARC
 
Pontinus helena
[]

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]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Pontinus leda
[Speckled deepwater scorpionfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31.6 cm TL
Pontinus longispinis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Pontinus longispinis
[Longspine scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Pontinus macrocephalus (Sauvage, 1882)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pontinus macrocephalus
[Large-headed scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Pontinus nematophthalmus
[Spinythroat scorpionfish]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Western Indian Ocean

Pontinus nigerimum Eschmeyer, 1983

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Pontinus nigerimum
[Blacklash scorpionfish]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pontinus nigropunctatus (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Pontinus nigropunctatus
[St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pontinus rathbuni Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Pontinus rathbuni
[Highfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Trevor, M.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pontinus rhodochrous (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Pontinus rhodochrous
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pontinus sierra (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pontinus sierra
[Speckled scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Pontinus strigatus
[Stalkeye scorpionfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Indo-West Pacific

Pontinus tentacularis (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pontinus tentacularis
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 44.3 cm SL
Pontinus vaughani Barnhart & Hubbs, 1946

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pontinus vaughani
[Spotback scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Pteroidichthys acutus
[Longsnout weedy scorpionfish]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pteroidichthys amboinensis Bleeker, 1856

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Pteroidichthys amboinensis
[Ambon scorpionfish]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Pteroidichthys caussei
[Causse’s scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Pteroidichthys noronhai
[Noronha’s scorpionfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Pterois andover Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pterois andover
[Andover lionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois antennata
[Broadbarred firefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Pterois brevipectoralis
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pterois lunulata Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pterois lunulata
[Luna lion fish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

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

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois miles
[Devil firefish]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Pterois mombasae (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Pterois mombasae
[Frillfin turkeyfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Pterois paucispinula
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Pterois radiata Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois radiata
[Radial firefish]

Photo by Brennan, L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pterois russelii Bennett, 1831

Photo by Brennan, L.
 
Pterois russelii
[Plaintail turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois sphex
[Hawaiian turkeyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois volitans
[Red lionfish]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Rhinopias aphanes Eschmeyer, 1973

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Rhinopias aphanes
[Lacy scorpionfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Rhinopias argoliba
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.2 cm NG

 
Rhinopias cea
[Cea's scorpionfish]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhinopias eschmeyeri Condé, 1977

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Rhinopias eschmeyeri
[Eschmeyer's scorpionfish]

Photo by Großkopf, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhinopias frondosa (Günther, 1892)

Photo by Großkopf, J.
 
Rhinopias frondosa
[Weedy scorpionfish]

Photo by Stender, K.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Rhinopias xenops (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Stender, K.
 
Rhinopias xenops
[]

Photo by Béarez, P.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scorpaena afuerae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Scorpaena afuerae
[Peruvian scorpionfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Scorpaena agassizii Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena agassizii
[Longfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Muller, E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Scorpaena albifimbria Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Photo by Muller, E.
 
Scorpaena albifimbria
[Coral scorpionfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaena angolensis Norman, 1935

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena angolensis
[Angola rockfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena annobonae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena ascensionis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena azorica
[]

Photo by AFSCUS

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Scorpaena bergii Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Photo by AFSCUS
 
Scorpaena bergii
[Goosehead scorpionfish]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer, 1965

Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Scorpaena brachyptera
[Shortfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Martins, I.A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scorpaena brasiliensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Scorpaena brasiliensis
[Barbfish]

Photo by Motomura, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Scorpaena brevispina Motomura & Senou, 2008

Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena brevispina
[Japanese shortspined scorpionfish]
No picture found
West Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena bulacephala
[Bullhead scorpionfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Scorpaena calcarata Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Scorpaena calcarata
[Smooth-head scorpionfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage, 1878)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena canariensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Scorpaena cardinalis Solander & Richardson, 1842

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena cardinalis
[Eastern red scorpionfish]

Photo by Motomura, H.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Scorpaena cocosensis Motomura, 2004

Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena cocosensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Scorpaena colorata (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena colorata
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Scorpaena dispar Longley & Hildebrand, 1940

Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena dispar
[Hunchback scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Scorpaena elachys
[Dwarf scorpionfish]

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]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena fernandeziana
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena gasta
[Ghostly scorpionfish]

Photo by O'Donnell, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Scorpaena grandicornis
[Plumed scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Scorpaena grandisquamis
[Bigscale scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena grattanica
[]

Photo by Love, M.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Scorpaena guttata Girard, 1854

Photo by Love, M.
 
Scorpaena guttata
[California scorpionfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Scorpaena hatizyoensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Scorpaena hemilepidota
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Scorpaena histrio Jenyns, 1840

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaena histrio
[Player scorpionfish]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Scorpaena inermis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Scorpaena inermis
[Mushroom scorpionfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Scorpaena isthmensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena isthmensis
[Smooth-cheek scorpionfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Scorpaena izensis Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena izensis
[Izu scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm SL

 
Scorpaena jacksoniensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Scorpaena lacrimata Randall & Greenfield, 2004

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena lacrimata
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Scorpaena laevis Troschel, 1866

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena laevis
[Senegalese 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]
No picture found
Western Atlantic

 
Scorpaena melasma
[]

Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Scorpaena mellissii Günther, 1868

Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government
 
Scorpaena mellissii
[Melliss's scorpionfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Scorpaena miostoma Günther, 1877

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena miostoma
[]

Photo by Lavan, J.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45.7 cm TL
Scorpaena mystes Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Scorpaena mystes
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena neglecta
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Scorpaena normani Cadenat, 1943

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena normani
[Norman's 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 Suzuki, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena onaria Jordan & Snyder, 1900

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena onaria
[Western scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm NG
Scorpaena orgila Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena orgila
[Bold scorpionfish]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena papillosa (Schneider & Forster, 1801)

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Scorpaena papillosa
[Red rock cod]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Scorpaena pascuensis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pascuensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Scorpaena pele Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pele
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena pepo
[Pumpkin scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Scorpaena petricola
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scorpaena plumieri Bloch, 1789

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena plumieri
[Spotted 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 Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaena russula Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaena russula
[Reddish 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 Amezcua Linares, F.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Scorpaena sonorae Jenkins & Evermann, 1889

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Scorpaena sonorae
[Sonora 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 Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpaena sumptuosa Castelnau, 1875

Photo by Good, P.
 
Scorpaena sumptuosa
[Western red scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena thomsoni
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena tierrae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena uncinata
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Scorpaenodes africanus
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes albaiensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaenodes albaiensis
[Longfingered scorpionfish]

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 Allen, G.R. & M. Erdmann

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Scorpaenodes bathycolus Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R. & M. Erdmann
 
Scorpaenodes bathycolus
[]

Photo by Itriago, H.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Itriago, H.
 
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus
[Reef scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes corallinus Smith, 1957

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes corallinus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Scorpaenodes elongatus
[African spotted scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm NG
Scorpaenodes englerti Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes englerti
[Englert's scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes evides (Jordan & Thompson, 1914)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes evides
[Cheekspot scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaenodes guamensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes guamensis
[Guam scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Scorpaenodes hirsutus (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes hirsutus
[Hairy scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes immaculatus
[]

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Scorpaenodes insularis Eschmeyer, 1971

Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Scorpaenodes insularis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes investigatoris
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes kelloggi (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes kelloggi
[Kellogg's scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Scorpaenodes minor (Smith, 1958)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes minor
[Minor scorpionfish]

Photo by Osmany, H.B.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Scorpaenodes muciparus (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Scorpaenodes muciparus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett, 1864)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis
[Lowfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Greenfield, D.W.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus Greenfield & Matsuura, 2002

Photo by Greenfield, D.W.
 
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus
[Fourspine scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes scaber (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes scaber
[Pygmy scorpionfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Scorpaenodes smithi Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1972

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaenodes smithi
[Little scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Scorpaenodes steenei
[Steene's scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Scorpaenodes steinitzi Klausewitz & Frøiland, 1970

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes steinitzi
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Metzelaar, 1919)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus
[Deepreef scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes tribulosus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Scorpaenodes varipinnis Smith, 1957

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes varipinnis
[Blotchfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaenodes xyris (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Scorpaenodes xyris
[Rainbow scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis altirostris
[]

Photo by Moldzio, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis barbata (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Scorpaenopsis barbata
[Bearded scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons
[Bigmouth scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis Jenkins, 1901

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis
[Jenkin's scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.1 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa (Thunberg, 1793)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa
[Weedy stingfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps Fowler, 1938

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps
[Sculpin scorpionfish]

Photo by Motomura, H.

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis crenulata Motomura & Causse, 2011

Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaenopsis crenulata
[Serrated deepwater scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis diabolus
[False stonefish]

Photo by Banks, I.

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri Randall & Greenfield, 2004

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis furneauxi
[Furneaux scorpionfish]

Photo by Cook, D.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa
[Humpbacked scorpionfish]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi (Smith, 1957)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi
[Gilchrist's scorpionfish]

Photo by Carl Bento @ Australian Museum

Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis insperatus Motomura, 2004

Photo by Carl Bento @ Australian Museum
 
Scorpaenopsis insperatus
[Sydney scorpionfish]

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata (Herre, 1945)

Photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.
 
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata
[Whiteblotched scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis longispina
[]

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & V. Govinda Rao

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.6 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & V. Govinda Rao
 
Scorpaenopsis macrochir
[Flasher scorpionfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis neglecta
[Yellowfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis obtusa Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaenopsis obtusa
[Shortsnout scorpionfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis orientalis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
[Tassled scorpionfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis papuensis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis papuensis
[Papuan scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis pluralis
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis possi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis possi
[Poss's scorpionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis pusilla
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi
[Rama Rao's scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginata
[]

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis venosa (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Scorpaenopsis venosa
[Raggy scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna
[Bandfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.7 cm TL
Sebastapistes ballieui (Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes ballieui
[Spotfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes coniorta Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes coniorta
[Humpback nohu]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Sebastapistes cyanostigma
[Yellowspotted scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm TL
Sebastapistes fowleri (Pietschmann, 1934)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes fowleri
[Pigmy scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Sebastapistes galactacma Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes galactacma
[Galactacma scorpionfish]

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]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Sebastapistes nuchalis
[]

Photo by Field, R.

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

Photo by Field, R.
 
Sebastapistes strongia
[Barchin scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.5 cm TL

 
Sebastapistes taeniophrys
[Eyebrow scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes tinkhami (Fowler, 1946)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes tinkhami
[Darkspotted scorpionfish]

Photo by Messersmith, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Taenianotus triacanthus Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Taenianotus triacanthus
[Leaf scorpionfish]

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Thysanichthys crossotus Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Thysanichthys crossotus
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Ursinoscorpaenopsis kitai
[]
220 Species of Family Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2013 Brachypterois curvispina Australian sawcheek scorpionfish Western Pacific 8.6 SL
1846 Brachypterois serrulata Sawcheek scorpionfish Northwestern Pacific
1938 Brachypterois serrulifer Sawmaxilla scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 15.5 TL
1831 Caracanthus maculatus Spotted coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL
1869 Caracanthus madagascariensis Spotted croucher Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1845 Caracanthus typicus Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.9 SL
1831 Caracanthus unipinna Pygmy coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL
1900 Dendrochirus barberi Hawaiian lionfish Eastern Central Pacific 16.5 TL
1925 Dendrochirus bellus Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1938 Dendrochirus biocellatus Twospot turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1829 Dendrochirus brachypterus Shortfin turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 17 TL
1829 Dendrochirus zebra Zebra turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 25 SL
1884 Ebosia bleekeri Bleeker's lionfish West Pacific 22 SL
1978 Ebosia falcata Indian Ocean 9.3 SL
2016 Ebosia vespertina Western falcate lionfish Western Indian Ocean 11.0 SL
1938 Hipposcorpaena filamentosus Filamentous scorpionfish Western Central Pacific 2.9 SL
1929 Hoplosebastes armatus Northwest Pacific 12.3 SL
2008 Idiastion hageyi Pacific Ocean 9.5 SL
1965 Idiastion kyphos Western Atlantic 5.3 SL
1992 Idiastion pacificum Flame humpback scorpionsh North Central Pacific 12.8 SL
1903 Iracundus signifer Decoy scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 13 TL
1938 Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps Orange scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 16.2 SL
1991 Neomerinthe bauchotae Indian Ocean 10.1 TL
1900 Neomerinthe beanorum Western Central Atlantic 15.5 SL
1896 Neomerinthe erostris Round scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific Ocean 11.6 SL
1964 Neomerinthe folgori Folger's scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 59 TL
1935 Neomerinthe hemingwayi Spinycheek scorpionfish Western Atlantic 40 TL
1952 Neomerinthe kaufmani Western Pacific 10.9 SL
1938 Neomerinthe megalepis Western Pacific 9.4 SL
2011 Neomerinthe naevosa Blotched Polynesian scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL
1938 Neomerinthe pallidimacula Western Central Pacific
1981 Neomerinthe procurva Curvedspine scorpionfish Western Pacific 7.1 SL
1905 Neomerinthe rufescens Eastern Central Pacific 10 SL
1964 Neoscorpaena nielseni Western Indian Ocean 21.6 SL
1856 Parapterois heterura Blackfoot firefish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
1896 Parapterois macrura Indian Ocean 12.4 SL
1838 Parascorpaena aurita Golden scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1851 Parascorpaena bandanensis Banda scorpionfish East Indies 10 TL
1957 Parascorpaena maculipinnis Indo-West Pacific. 5 SL
1938 Parascorpaena mcadamsi McAdam's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1855 Parascorpaena mossambica Mozambique scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1961 Parascorpaena moultoni Western Central Pacific 5 SL
1829 Parascorpaena picta Northern scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 16 TL
1939 Phenacoscorpius adenensis Toothed no-line scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 10 TL
1992 Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Southeast Pacific 13.3 SL
2012 Phenacoscorpius longilineatus Southern no-line scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 10.5 SL
2009 Phenacoscorpius longirostris Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish Southwest Pacific 6.3 SL
1938 Phenacoscorpius megalops Noline scorpionfish Pacific 13.5 TL
1965 Phenacoscorpius nebris Short-tube scorpionfish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1908 Pogonoscorpius sechellensis Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL
1935 Pontinus accraensis Ghanean rockfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1860 Pontinus castor Longsnout scorpionfish Western Atlantic 46 TL
1955 Pontinus clemensi Mottled scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 54.9 TL
1903 Pontinus corallinus Southwest Atlantic
1899 Pontinus furcirhinus Eastern Pacific 27 TL
1965 Pontinus helena Western Central Atlantic 16.8 SL
1825 Pontinus kuhlii Offshore rockfish Eastern Atlantic 52 TL
1969 Pontinus leda Speckled deepwater scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 27 TL
1896 Pontinus longispinis Longspine scorpionfish Western Atlantic 31.6 TL
1882 Pontinus macrocephalus Large-headed scorpionfish Western Pacific 36.5 SL
1860 Pontinus nematophthalmus Spinythroat scorpionfish Western Atlantic 14 TL
1983 Pontinus nigerimum Blacklash scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean
1868 Pontinus nigropunctatus St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish Southeast Atlantic 35 SL
1896 Pontinus rathbuni Highfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 25 TL
1872 Pontinus rhodochrous Western Pacific 28 TL
1890 Pontinus sierra Speckled scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL
1903 Pontinus strigatus Stalkeye scorpionfish Southeast Pacific
1938 Pontinus tentacularis Indo-West Pacific
1946 Pontinus vaughani Spotback scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 44.3 SL
2015 Pteroidichthys acutus Longsnout weedy scorpionfish Western Pacific 4.1 SL
1856 Pteroidichthys amboinensis Ambon scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL
2015 Pteroidichthys caussei Causse’s scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 4.5 SL
1938 Pteroidichthys noronhai Noronha’s scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 5.6 SL
2008 Pterois andover Andover lionfish Western Pacific 23 TL
1787 Pterois antennata Broadbarred firefish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
2002 Pterois brevipectoralis Western Indian Ocean
1843 Pterois lunulata Luna lion fish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1828 Pterois miles Devil firefish Indian Ocean 35 SL
1957 Pterois mombasae Frillfin turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 20 SL
2015 Pterois paucispinula Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL
1829 Pterois radiata Radial firefish Indo-Pacific 24 TL
1831 Pterois russelii Plaintail turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1903 Pterois sphex Hawaiian turkeyfish Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL
1758 Pterois volitans Red lionfish Pacific Ocean 38 TL
1973 Rhinopias aphanes Lacy scorpionfish Western Pacific 25 TL
1973 Rhinopias argoliba Northwest Pacific 15 TL
1997 Rhinopias cea Cea's scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 20.2 NG
1977 Rhinopias eschmeyeri Eschmeyer's scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 23 TL
1892 Rhinopias frondosa Weedy scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
1905 Rhinopias xenops Pacific Ocean 15.3 SL
1946 Scorpaena afuerae Peruvian scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 35 TL
1896 Scorpaena agassizii Longfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 20 TL
1900 Scorpaena albifimbria Coral scorpionfish Western Atlantic 9 TL
1935 Scorpaena angolensis Angola rockfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL
1969 Scorpaena annobonae Eastern Central Atlantic 4.4 SL
1971 Scorpaena ascensionis Southeast Atlantic 3.8 SL
1969 Scorpaena azorica Northeast Atlantic 9.8 SL
1900 Scorpaena bergii Goosehead scorpionfish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1965 Scorpaena brachyptera Shortfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1829 Scorpaena brasiliensis Barbfish Western Atlantic 35 TL
2008 Scorpaena brevispina Japanese shortspined scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 11.6 SL
2005 Scorpaena bulacephala Bullhead scorpionfish West Pacific 8.8 SL
1882 Scorpaena calcarata Smooth-head scorpionfish Western Atlantic 13 TL
1878 Scorpaena canariensis Eastern Atlantic 14 TL
1842 Scorpaena cardinalis Eastern red scorpionfish Southwest Pacific 18 TL
2004 Scorpaena cocosensis Eastern Pacific 6.2 SL
1905 Scorpaena colorata Eastern Central Pacific 9.5 SL
1940 Scorpaena dispar Hunchback scorpionfish Western Atlantic 23 TL
1965 Scorpaena elachys Dwarf scorpionfish Western Atlantic 6.4 TL
1943 Scorpaena elongata Slender rockfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1875 Scorpaena fernandeziana Southeast Pacific
2006 Scorpaena gasta Ghostly scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8.4 SL
1829 Scorpaena grandicornis Plumed scorpionfish Western Atlantic 30 TL
1910 Scorpaena grandisquamis Bigscale scorpionfish Western Pacific
2006 Scorpaena grattanica Southeast Atlantic 22.5 SL
1854 Scorpaena guttata California scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 43 TL
1943 Scorpaena hatizyoensis Northwest Pacific
1938 Scorpaena hemilepidota Western Central Pacific
1840 Scorpaena histrio Player scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 26 TL
1829 Scorpaena inermis Mushroom scorpionfish Western Atlantic 11 SL
1928 Scorpaena isthmensis Smooth-cheek scorpionfish Western Atlantic 16 TL
1904 Scorpaena izensis Izu scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 44.5 TL
1866 Scorpaena jacksoniensis Western Pacific 33.7 SL
2004 Scorpaena lacrimata Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL
1866 Scorpaena laevis Senegalese rockfish Eastern Atlantic 35 SL
1943 Scorpaena loppei Cadenat's rockfish Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1833 Scorpaena maderensis Madeira rockfish Eastern Atlantic 14 TL
1965 Scorpaena melasma Western Atlantic
1868 Scorpaena mellissii Melliss's scorpionfish Southeast Atlantic 28.5 SL
1877 Scorpaena miostoma Northwest Pacific 13 SL
1895 Scorpaena mystes Eastern Pacific 45.7 TL
1843 Scorpaena neglecta Indo-West Pacific. 37.5 TL
1943 Scorpaena normani Norman's rockfish Eastern Atlantic 20 TL
1810 Scorpaena notata Small red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 24.3 TL
1900 Scorpaena onaria Western scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1971 Scorpaena orgila Bold scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 38 NG
1801 Scorpaena papillosa Red rock cod Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1971 Scorpaena pascuensis Southeast Pacific 5.6 SL
1975 Scorpaena pele Eastern Central Pacific 13.5 SL
2007 Scorpaena pepo Pumpkin scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 24.5 SL
1965 Scorpaena petricola Southwest Atlantic
1789 Scorpaena plumieri Spotted scorpionfish Western Atlantic 45 TL
1758 Scorpaena porcus Black scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 40.5 TL
1890 Scorpaena russula Reddish scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1758 Scorpaena scrofa Red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1889 Scorpaena sonorae Sonora scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 15.8 SL
1943 Scorpaena stephanica Spotted-fin rockfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL
1875 Scorpaena sumptuosa Western red scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL
1880 Scorpaena thomsoni Southeast Pacific
1946 Scorpaena tierrae Southeast Pacific
1961 Scorpaena uncinata Southeast Pacific
1933 Scorpaenodes africanus Eastern Central Atlantic 90 TL
1907 Scorpaenodes albaiensis Longfingered scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL
1962 Scorpaenodes arenai Messina rockfish Northeast Atlantic 11 TL
2012 Scorpaenodes bathycolus Western Pacific 6.3 SL
1928 Scorpaenodes caribbaeus Reef scorpionfish Western Atlantic 12 TL
1957 Scorpaenodes corallinus Indo-Pacific 10.5 TL
1950 Scorpaenodes elongatus African spotted scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 15 TL
1971 Scorpaenodes englerti Englert's scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 9 NG
1914 Scorpaenodes evides Cheekspot scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 10.5 TL
1824 Scorpaenodes guamensis Guam scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL
1957 Scorpaenodes hirsutus Hairy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5.6 SL
1990 Scorpaenodes immaculatus Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL
1971 Scorpaenodes insularis Eastern Atlantic 10 SL
1972 Scorpaenodes investigatoris Western Indian Ocean 7.3 SL
1903 Scorpaenodes kelloggi Kellogg's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5 TL
1958 Scorpaenodes minor Minor scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5.2 TL
1889 Scorpaenodes muciparus Indo-West Pacific. 8.7 SL
1864 Scorpaenodes parvipinnis Lowfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL
2002 Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus Fourspine scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10.0 SL
2010 Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus Eastern Pacific 10.1 SL
1886 Scorpaenodes scaber Pygmy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 12 TL
1972 Scorpaenodes smithi Little scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 7.7 TL
1977 Scorpaenodes steenei Steene's scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean
1970 Scorpaenodes steinitzi Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL
1919 Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus Deepreef scorpionfish Western Atlantic 6.5 TL
1969 Scorpaenodes tribulosus Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL
1957 Scorpaenodes varipinnis Blotchfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1882 Scorpaenodes xyris Rainbow scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL
1905 Scorpaenopsis altirostris Eastern Central Pacific 4.6 SL
1838 Scorpaenopsis barbata Bearded scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 22 SL
1975 Scorpaenopsis brevifrons Bigmouth scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL
1901 Scorpaenopsis cacopsis Jenkin's scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL
1793 Scorpaenopsis cirrosa Weedy stingfish Northwest Pacific 23.1 SL
1938 Scorpaenopsis cotticeps Sculpin scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 6.3 SL
2011 Scorpaenopsis crenulata Serrated deepwater scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 4.9 SL
1829 Scorpaenopsis diabolus False stonefish Indo-Pacific 30 TL
2004 Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri Southwestern Pacific 11.5 SL
1959 Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Furneaux scorpionfish Western Pacific 9.6 SL
1801 Scorpaenopsis gibbosa Humpbacked scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL
1957 Scorpaenopsis gilchristi Gilchrist's scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 6 TL
2004 Scorpaenopsis insperatus Sydney scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 4.9 SL
1945 Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata Whiteblotched scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean. 28 TL
2001 Scorpaenopsis longispina Western Indian Ocean 9.2 SL
1910 Scorpaenopsis macrochir Flasher scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 13.6 TL
1837 Scorpaenopsis neglecta Yellowfin scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 19 SL
2001 Scorpaenopsis obtusa Shortsnout scorpionfish Western Central Pacific 10 TL
2001 Scorpaenopsis orientalis Northwest Pacific 27.8 SL
1849 Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Tassled scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL
1829 Scorpaenopsis papuensis Papuan scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 25 TL
2001 Scorpaenopsis pluralis Eastern Central Pacific 7.4 SL
2001 Scorpaenopsis possi Poss's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 19.4 SL
2001 Scorpaenopsis pusilla Eastern Central Pacific. 3.2 SL
2001 Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi Rama Rao's scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 20.8 TL
2013 Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginata Western Indian Ocean 2.4 SL
1829 Scorpaenopsis venosa Raggy scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL
2001 Scorpaenopsis vittapinna Bandfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL
1875 Sebastapistes ballieui Spotfin scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 11.7 TL
1903 Sebastapistes coniorta Humpback nohu Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL
1856 Sebastapistes cyanostigma Yellowspotted scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1934 Sebastapistes fowleri Pigmy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 4.7 TL
1903 Sebastapistes galactacma Galactacma scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 4.9 SL
1829 Sebastapistes mauritiana Spineblotch scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL
1874 Sebastapistes nuchalis Indo-Pacific. 10.2 TL
1829 Sebastapistes strongia Barchin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL
1943 Sebastapistes taeniophrys Eyebrow scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 2.5 TL
1946 Sebastapistes tinkhami Darkspotted scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 10 TL
1802 Taenianotus triacanthus Leaf scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1904 Thysanichthys crossotus Northwest Pacific 8.4 SL
1996 Ursinoscorpaenopsis kitai Northwest Pacific 24 SL



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