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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Pontinus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pontinus accraensis Ghanean rockfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1935
Pontinus castor Longsnout scorpionfish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1860
Pontinus clemensi Mottled scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 54.9 TL 1955
Pontinus corallinus Southwest Atlantic 1903
Pontinus furcirhinus Eastern Pacific 27 TL 1899
Pontinus helena Western Central Atlantic 16.8 SL 1965
Pontinus kuhlii Offshore rockfish Eastern Atlantic 52 TL 1825
Pontinus leda Speckled deepwater scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 27 TL 1969
Pontinus longispinis Longspine scorpionfish Western Atlantic 31.6 TL 1896
Pontinus macrocephalus Large-headed scorpionfish Western Pacific 36.5 SL 1882
Pontinus nematophthalmus Spinythroat scorpionfish Western Atlantic 14 TL 1860
Pontinus nigerimum Blacklash scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 1983
Pontinus nigropunctatus St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish Southeast Atlantic 35 SL 1868
Pontinus rathbuni Highfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 25 TL 1896
Pontinus rhodochrous Western Pacific 28 TL 1872
Pontinus sierra Speckled scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL 1890
Pontinus strigatus Stalkeye scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 1903
Pontinus tentacularis Indo-West Pacific 1938
Pontinus vaughani Spotback scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 44.3 SL 1946



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