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Family: Synanceiidae Stonefishes



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Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Choridactylus lineatus
[Lined stingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Choridactylus multibarbus Richardson, 1848

Photo by Photo by Aitken, K.
 
Choridactylus multibarbus
[Orangebanded stingfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Choridactylus natalensis (Gilchrist, 1902)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Choridactylus natalensis
[Threestick stingfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Choridactylus striatus Mandrytsa, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Choridactylus striatus
[]
No picture found


 
Dampierosa daruma
[Daruma stinger]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Erosa erosa (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Erosa erosa
[Pitted stonefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Inimicus brachyrhynchus
[Singapore stinger]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Inimicus caledonicus (Sauvage, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Inimicus caledonicus
[Chinese ghoul]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Inimicus cuvieri (Gray, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Inimicus cuvieri
[Longsnout stinger]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Inimicus didactylus (Pallas, 1769)

Photo by Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Inimicus didactylus
[Bearded ghoul]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Inimicus filamentosus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Inimicus filamentosus
[Two-stick stingfish]
No picture found


 
Inimicus gruzovi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Inimicus japonicus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Inimicus japonicus
[]
No picture found


 
Inimicus joubini
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Inimicus sinensis (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Inimicus sinensis
[Spotted ghoul]
No picture found


 
Inimicus smirnovi
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Leptosynanceia asteroblepa (Richardson, 1844)

Photo by Photo by NREB, Sarawak/ DANIDA
 
Leptosynanceia asteroblepa
[]
No picture found


 
Minous andriashevi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Minous coccineus Alcock, 1890

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Minous coccineus
[Onestick stingfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Minous dempsterae Eschmeyer, Hallacher & Rama-Rao, 1979

Photo by Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Minous dempsterae
[Obliquebanded stingfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Minous inermis Alcock, 1889

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Minous inermis
[Alcock's scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Minous longimanus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Minous monodactylus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Minous monodactylus
[Grey stingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Minous pictus Günther, 1880

Photo by Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Minous pictus
[Painted stinger]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Minous pusillus Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Minous pusillus
[Dwarf stingfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Minous quincarinatus (Fowler, 1943)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Minous quincarinatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Minous trachycephalus (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Minous trachycephalus
[Striped stingfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Minous usachevi
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Minous versicolor Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Minous versicolor
[Plumstriped stingfish]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Pseudosynanceia melanostigma Day, 1875

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Pseudosynanceia melanostigma
[Blackfin stonefish]
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Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Synanceia alula
[Midget stonefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Synanceia horrida (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Synanceia horrida
[Estuarine stonefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Synanceia nana Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1973

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synanceia nana
[Red Sea stonefish]
No picture found


 
Synanceia platyrhyncha
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Synanceia verrucosa Bloch & Schneider, 1801

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Synanceia verrucosa
[Stonefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Trachicephalus uranoscopus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Trachicephalus uranoscopus
[Stargazing stonefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Choridactylus lineatus Lined stingfish Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1995
Choridactylus multibarbus Orangebanded stingfish Indo-West Pacific 12 SL 1848
Choridactylus natalensis Threestick stingfish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1902
Choridactylus striatus Western Indian Ocean 15.9 SL 1993
Dampierosa daruma Daruma stinger Eastern Indian Ocean 1932
Erosa erosa Pitted stonefish Western Pacific 15 TL 1829
Inimicus brachyrhynchus Singapore stinger North-west Pacific 22 TL 1874
Inimicus caledonicus Chinese ghoul Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL 1878
Inimicus cuvieri Longsnout stinger Western Pacific 24 TL 1835
Inimicus didactylus Bearded ghoul Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1769
Inimicus filamentosus Two-stick stingfish Western Indian Ocean 25 SL 1829
Inimicus gruzovi Western Central Pacific. 1991
Inimicus japonicus Indo-West Pacific 29 TL 1829
Inimicus joubini Northwest Pacific 1927
Inimicus sinensis Spotted ghoul Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1833
Inimicus smirnovi Western Central Pacific. 1990
Leptosynanceia asteroblepa Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1844
Minous andriashevi Western Indian Ocean 1990
Minous coccineus Onestick stingfish Indo-West Pacific 10.5 TL 1890
Minous dempsterae Obliquebanded stingfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1979
Minous inermis Alcock's scorpionfish Indian Ocean 14 TL 1889
Minous longimanus Western Indian Ocean 10.3 SL 1908
Minous monodactylus Grey stingfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1801
Minous pictus Painted stinger Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1880
Minous pusillus Dwarf stingfish Western Pacific 7.5 TL 1843
Minous quincarinatus Northwest Pacific 15 TL 1943
Minous trachycephalus Striped stingfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1855
Minous usachevi Western Indian Ocean 13.8 SL 1993
Minous versicolor Plumstriped stingfish Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1910
Pseudosynanceia melanostigma Blackfin stonefish Western Indian Ocean. 13 SL 1875
Synanceia alula Midget stonefish Indo-Pacific 10.2 TL 1973
Synanceia horrida Estuarine stonefish Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1766
Synanceia nana Red Sea stonefish Western Indian Ocean 13.5 TL 1973
Synanceia platyrhyncha Western Central Pacific 1874
Synanceia verrucosa Stonefish Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1801
Trachicephalus uranoscopus Stargazing stonefish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1801



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