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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachypterois curvispina Australian sawcheek scorpionfish Western Pacific 8.6 SL 2013
Brachypterois serrulata Sawcheek scorpionfish Northwestern Pacific 1846
Brachypterois serrulifer Sawmaxilla scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 15.5 TL 1938
Caracanthus maculatus Spotted coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL 1831
Caracanthus madagascariensis Spotted croucher Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1869
Caracanthus typicus Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish Eastern Central Pacific 2.9 SL 1845
Caracanthus unipinna Pygmy coral croucher Indo-Pacific 5 TL 1831
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
Ebosia bleekeri Bleeker's lionfish West Pacific 22 SL 1884
Ebosia falcata Indian Ocean 9.3 SL 1978
Ebosia vespertina Western falcate lionfish Western Indian Ocean 11.0 SL 2016
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus Filamentous scorpionfish Western Central Pacific 2.9 SL 1938
Hoplosebastes armatus Northwest Pacific 12.3 SL 1929
Idiastion hageyi Pacific Ocean 9.5 SL 2008
Idiastion kyphos Western Atlantic 5.3 SL 1965
Idiastion pacificum Flame humpback scorpionsh North Central Pacific 12.8 SL 1992
Iracundus signifer Decoy scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1903
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps Orange scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 16.2 SL 1938
Neomerinthe bauchotae Indian Ocean 10.1 TL 1991
Neomerinthe beanorum Western Central Atlantic 15.5 SL 1900
Neomerinthe erostris Round scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific Ocean 11.6 SL 1896
Neomerinthe folgori Folger's scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 59 TL 1964
Neomerinthe hemingwayi Spinycheek scorpionfish Western Atlantic 40 TL 1935
Neomerinthe kaufmani Western Pacific 10.9 SL 1952
Neomerinthe megalepis Western Pacific 9.4 SL 1938
Neomerinthe naevosa Blotched Polynesian scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 7.6 SL 2011
Neomerinthe pallidimacula Western Central Pacific 1938
Neomerinthe procurva Curvedspine scorpionfish Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1981
Neomerinthe rufescens Eastern Central Pacific 10 SL 1905
Neoscorpaena nielseni Western Indian Ocean 21.6 SL 1964
Parapterois heterura Blackfoot firefish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1856
Parapterois macrura Indian Ocean 12.4 SL 1896
Parascorpaena aurita Golden scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1838
Parascorpaena bandanensis Banda scorpionfish East Indies 10 TL 1851
Parascorpaena maculipinnis Indo-West Pacific. 5 SL 1957
Parascorpaena mcadamsi McAdam's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL 1938
Parascorpaena mossambica Mozambique scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1855
Parascorpaena moultoni Western Central Pacific 5 SL 1961
Parascorpaena picta Northern scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 16 TL 1829
Phenacoscorpius adenensis Toothed no-line scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 10 TL 1939
Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Southeast Pacific 13.3 SL 1992
Phenacoscorpius longilineatus Southern no-line scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 10.5 SL 2012
Phenacoscorpius longirostris Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish Southwest Pacific 6.3 SL 2009
Phenacoscorpius megalops Noline scorpionfish Pacific 13.5 TL 1938
Phenacoscorpius nebris Short-tube scorpionfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1965
Pogonoscorpius sechellensis Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL 1908
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
Pteroidichthys acutus Longsnout weedy scorpionfish Western Pacific 4.1 SL 2015
Pteroidichthys amboinensis Ambon scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1856
Pteroidichthys caussei Causse’s scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 4.5 SL 2015
Pteroidichthys noronhai Noronha’s scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 5.6 SL 1938
Pterois andover Andover lionfish Western Pacific 23 TL 2008
Pterois antennata Broadbarred firefish Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1787
Pterois brevipectoralis Western Indian Ocean 2002
Pterois lunulata Luna lion fish Indo-Pacific 35 TL 1843
Pterois miles Devil firefish Indian Ocean 35 SL 1828
Pterois mombasae Frillfin turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1957
Pterois paucispinula Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL 2015
Pterois radiata Radial firefish Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1829
Pterois russelii Plaintail turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 30 SL 1831
Pterois sphex Hawaiian turkeyfish Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL 1903
Pterois volitans Red lionfish Pacific Ocean 38 TL 1758
Rhinopias aphanes Lacy scorpionfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1973
Rhinopias argoliba Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1973
Rhinopias cea Cea's scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 20.2 NG 1997
Rhinopias eschmeyeri Eschmeyer's scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 23 TL 1977
Rhinopias frondosa Weedy scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL 1892
Rhinopias xenops Pacific Ocean 15.3 SL 1905
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
Scorpaenodes africanus Eastern Central Atlantic 90 TL 1933
Scorpaenodes albaiensis Longfingered scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 12 TL 1907
Scorpaenodes arenai Messina rockfish Northeast Atlantic 11 TL 1962
Scorpaenodes barrybrowni Stellate scorpionfish Caribbean 4.7 SL 2016
Scorpaenodes bathycolus Western Pacific 6.3 SL 2012
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus Reef scorpionfish Western Atlantic 12 TL 1928
Scorpaenodes corallinus Indo-Pacific 10.5 TL 1957
Scorpaenodes elongatus African spotted scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1950
Scorpaenodes englerti Englert's scorpionfish Southeast Pacific 9 NG 1971
Scorpaenodes evides Cheekspot scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 10.5 TL 1914
Scorpaenodes guamensis Guam scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1824
Scorpaenodes hirsutus Hairy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5.6 SL 1957
Scorpaenodes immaculatus Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 1990
Scorpaenodes insularis Eastern Atlantic 10 SL 1971
Scorpaenodes investigatoris Western Indian Ocean 7.3 SL 1972
Scorpaenodes kelloggi Kellogg's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5 TL 1903
Scorpaenodes minor Minor scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 5.2 TL 1958
Scorpaenodes muciparus Indo-West Pacific. 8.7 SL 1889
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis Lowfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1864
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus Fourspine scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10.0 SL 2002
Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus Eastern Pacific 10.1 SL 2010
Scorpaenodes scaber Pygmy scorpionfish Indo-Pacific. 12 TL 1886
Scorpaenodes smithi Little scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 7.7 TL 1972
Scorpaenodes steenei Steene's scorpionfish Eastern Indian Ocean 1977
Scorpaenodes steinitzi Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1970
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus Deepreef scorpionfish Western Atlantic 6.5 TL 1919
Scorpaenodes tribulosus Western Indian Ocean 5.1 SL 1969
Scorpaenodes varipinnis Blotchfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1957
Scorpaenodes xyris Rainbow scorpionfish Eastern Pacific 15 TL 1882
Scorpaenopsis altirostris Eastern Central Pacific 4.6 SL 1905
Scorpaenopsis barbata Bearded scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 22 SL 1838
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons Bigmouth scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL 1975
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis Jenkin's scorpionfish Eastern Central Pacific 51 TL 1901
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa Weedy stingfish Northwest Pacific 23.1 SL 1793
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps Sculpin scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 6.3 SL 1938
Scorpaenopsis crenulata Serrated deepwater scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 4.9 SL 2011
Scorpaenopsis diabolus False stonefish Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1829
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri Southwestern Pacific 11.5 SL 2004
Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Furneaux scorpionfish Western Pacific 9.6 SL 1959
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa Humpbacked scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 21 SL 1801
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi Gilchrist's scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean 6 TL 1957
Scorpaenopsis insperatus Sydney scorpionfish Southwestern Pacific 4.9 SL 2004
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata Whiteblotched scorpionfish Western Indian Ocean. 28 TL 1945
Scorpaenopsis longispina Western Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2001
Scorpaenopsis macrochir Flasher scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 13.6 TL 1910
Scorpaenopsis neglecta Yellowfin scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific. 19 SL 1837
Scorpaenopsis obtusa Shortsnout scorpionfish Western Central Pacific 10 TL 2001
Scorpaenopsis orientalis Northwest Pacific 27.8 SL 2001
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Tassled scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1849
Scorpaenopsis papuensis Papuan scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 25 TL 1829
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 2001
Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginata Western Indian Ocean 2.4 SL 2013
Scorpaenopsis venosa Raggy scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1829
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna Bandfin scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 8.5 TL 2001
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
Taenianotus triacanthus Leaf scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1802
Thysanichthys crossotus Northwest Pacific 8.4 SL 1904
Ursinoscorpaenopsis kitai Northwest Pacific 24 SL 1996



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