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

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sebastapistes ballieui Spotfin scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 11.7 TL 1875
Sebastapistes coniorta Humpback nohu Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1903
Sebastapistes cyanostigma Yellowspotted scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1856
Sebastapistes fowleri Pigmy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 4.7 TL 1934
Sebastapistes galactacma Galactacma scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 4.9 SL 1903
Sebastapistes mauritiana Spineblotch scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL 1829
Sebastapistes nuchalis Indo-Pacific. 10.2 TL 1874
Sebastapistes strongia Barchin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL 1829
Sebastapistes taeniophrys Eyebrow scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 2.5 TL 1943
Sebastapistes tinkhami Darkspotted scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 10 TL 1946



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