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

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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena agassizii
[Longfin scorpionfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scorpaena angolensis
[Angola rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena annobonae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena ascensionis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena azorica
[]



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

Photo by Photo by AFSCUS
 
Scorpaena bergii
[Goosehead scorpionfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena brevispina
[Japanese shortspined scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena bulacephala
[Bullhead scorpionfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena canariensis
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena cocosensis
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena dispar
[Hunchback scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Scorpaena elachys
[Dwarf scorpionfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scorpaena elongata
[Slender rockfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena fernandeziana
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena gasta
[Ghostly scorpionfish]



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

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


 
Scorpaena grandisquamis
[Bigscale scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena grattanica
[]



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

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


 
Scorpaena hatizyoensis
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena hemilepidota
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena izensis
[Izu scorpionfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm SL
Scorpaena jacksoniensis Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Scorpaena jacksoniensis
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena laevis
[Senegalese rockfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena loppei
[Cadenat's rockfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL
Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena maderensis
[Madeira rockfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena melasma
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena miostoma
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Scorpaena mystes
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena neglecta
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena normani
[Norman's rockfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pele
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena pepo
[Pumpkin scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena petricola
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena plumieri
[Spotted scorpionfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaena russula
[Reddish scorpionfish]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Scorpaena sonorae
[Sonora scorpionfish]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena stephanica
[Spotted-fin rockfish]



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

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


 
Scorpaena thomsoni
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena tierrae
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena uncinata
[]



61 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scorpaena afuerae Peruvian scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 35 TL 1946
Scorpaena agassizii Longfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1896
Scorpaena albifimbria Coral scorpionfish Western Atlantic 9 TL 1900
Scorpaena angolensis Angola rockfish Eastern Atlantic 25 TL 1935
Scorpaena annobonae Eastern Central Atlantic 4.4 SL 1969
Scorpaena ascensionis Southeast Atlantic 3.8 SL 1971
Scorpaena azorica Northeast Atlantic 9.8 SL 1969
Scorpaena bergii Goosehead scorpionfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1900
Scorpaena brachyptera Shortfin scorpionfish Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1965
Scorpaena brasiliensis Barbfish Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829
Scorpaena brevispina Japanese shortspined scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 11.6 SL 2008
Scorpaena bulacephala Bullhead scorpionfish West Pacific 8.8 SL 2005
Scorpaena calcarata Smooth-head scorpionfish Western Atlantic 13 TL 1882
Scorpaena canariensis Eastern Atlantic 14 TL 1878
Scorpaena cardinalis Eastern red scorpionfish Southwest Pacific 18 TL 1842
Scorpaena cocosensis Eastern Pacific 6.2 SL 2004
Scorpaena colorata Eastern Central Pacific 9.5 SL 1905
Scorpaena dispar Hunchback scorpionfish Western Atlantic 23 TL 1940
Scorpaena elachys Dwarf scorpionfish Western Atlantic 6.4 TL 1965
Scorpaena elongata Slender rockfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1943
Scorpaena fernandeziana Southeast Pacific 1875
Scorpaena gasta Ghostly scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean 8.4 SL 2006
Scorpaena grandicornis Plumed scorpionfish Western Atlantic 30 TL 1829
Scorpaena grandisquamis Bigscale scorpionfish Western Pacific 1910
Scorpaena grattanica Southeast Atlantic 22.5 SL 2006
Scorpaena guttata California scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 43 TL 1854
Scorpaena hatizyoensis Northwest Pacific 1943
Scorpaena hemilepidota Western Central Pacific 1938
Scorpaena histrio Player scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 26 TL 1840
Scorpaena inermis Mushroom scorpionfish Western Atlantic 11 SL 1829
Scorpaena isthmensis Smooth-cheek scorpionfish Western Atlantic 16 TL 1928
Scorpaena izensis Izu scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 44.5 TL 1904
Scorpaena jacksoniensis Western Pacific 33.7 SL 1866
Scorpaena lacrimata Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 2004
Scorpaena laevis Senegalese rockfish Eastern Atlantic 35 SL 1866
Scorpaena loppei Cadenat's rockfish Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1943
Scorpaena maderensis Madeira rockfish Eastern Atlantic 17.8 TL 1833
Scorpaena melasma Western Atlantic 1965
Scorpaena mellissii Melliss's scorpionfish Southeast Atlantic 28.5 SL 1868
Scorpaena miostoma Northwest Pacific 13 SL 1877
Scorpaena mystes Eastern Pacific 45.7 TL 1895
Scorpaena neglecta Indo-West Pacific. 37.5 TL 1843
Scorpaena normani Norman's rockfish Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1943
Scorpaena notata Small red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 26 TL 1810
Scorpaena onaria Western scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1900
Scorpaena orgila Bold scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 38 NG 1971
Scorpaena papillosa Red rock cod Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1801
Scorpaena pascuensis Southeast Pacific 5.6 SL 1971
Scorpaena pele Eastern Central Pacific 13.5 SL 1975
Scorpaena pepo Pumpkin scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 24.5 SL 2007
Scorpaena petricola Southwest Atlantic 1965
Scorpaena plumieri Spotted scorpionfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1789
Scorpaena porcus Black scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 40.5 TL 1758
Scorpaena russula Reddish scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1890
Scorpaena scrofa Red scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1758
Scorpaena sonorae Sonora scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 15.8 SL 1889
Scorpaena stephanica Spotted-fin rockfish Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1943
Scorpaena sumptuosa Western red scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL 1875
Scorpaena thomsoni Southeast Pacific 1880
Scorpaena tierrae Southeast Pacific 1946
Scorpaena uncinata Southeast Pacific 1961



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