SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=264) AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Pteroinae') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Pteroinae


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Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura, 2013

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois curvispina
[Australian sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Northwestern Pacific

Brachypterois serrulata (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Brachypterois serrulata
[Sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Brachypterois serrulifer Fowler, 1938

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois serrulifer
[Sawmaxilla scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Dendrochirus barberi (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus barberi
[Hawaiian lionfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dendrochirus bellus
[Butterfly scorpionfish]

Photo by Rossi, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Rossi, P.
 
Dendrochirus biocellatus
[Twospot turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus brachypterus
[Dwarf lionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus hemprichi
[Red Sea dwarf lionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis
[Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Dendrochirus zebra
[Zebra turkeyfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ebosia bleekeri (Döderlein, 1884)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ebosia bleekeri
[Bleeker's lionfish]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Ebosia falcata
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.0 cm SL

 
Ebosia vespertina
[Western falcate lionfish]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Parapterois heterura (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Parapterois heterura
[Blackfoot firefish]

Photo by Saravanan, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Parapterois macrura (Alcock, 1896)

Photo by Saravanan, R.
 
Parapterois macrura
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Pterois andover Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pterois andover
[Andover lionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois antennata
[Broadbarred firefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Pterois brevipectoralis
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pterois lunulata Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pterois lunulata
[Luna lion fish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois miles
[Devil firefish]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Pterois mombasae (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Pterois mombasae
[Frillfin turkeyfish]

Photo by Greenfield, J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Pterois paucispinula Matsunuma & Motomura, 2015

Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pterois paucispinula
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Pterois radiata Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois radiata
[Radial firefish]

Photo by Brennan, L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pterois russelii Bennett, 1831

Photo by Brennan, L.
 
Pterois russelii
[Plaintail turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois sphex
[Hawaiian turkeyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois volitans
[Red lionfish]



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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
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
Parapterois heterura Blackfoot firefish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1856
Parapterois macrura Indian Ocean 12.4 SL 1896
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



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