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 ((Families.Order)= 'Scorpaeniformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Dendrochirus') AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Pteroinae') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Dendrochirus

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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.

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]
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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]

7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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

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