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

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Pontinus accraensis Norman, 1935

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Pontinus accraensis
[Ghanean rockfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Pontinus castor Poey, 1860

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pontinus castor
[Longsnout scorpionfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 54.9 cm TL
Pontinus clemensi Fitch, 1955

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Pontinus clemensi
[Mottled scorpionfish]



Southwest Atlantic

Pontinus corallinus Miranda Ribeiro, 1903

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Pontinus corallinus
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Pontinus furcirhinus Garman, 1899

Photo by Photo by Jimenez Prado, P.
 
Pontinus furcirhinus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16.8 cm SL
Pontinus helena Eschmeyer, 1965

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Pontinus helena
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Pontinus kuhlii (Bowdich, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Pontinus kuhlii
[Offshore rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Pontinus leda
[Speckled deepwater scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31.6 cm TL
Pontinus longispinis Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Pontinus longispinis
[Longspine scorpionfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 36.5 cm SL
Pontinus macrocephalus (Sauvage, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pontinus macrocephalus
[Large-headed scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Pontinus nematophthalmus
[Spinythroat scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean

Pontinus nigerimum Eschmeyer, 1983

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Pontinus nigerimum
[Blacklash scorpionfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pontinus nigropunctatus (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Pontinus nigropunctatus
[St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pontinus rathbuni Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Pontinus rathbuni
[Highfin scorpionfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pontinus rhodochrous (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Trevor, M.
 
Pontinus rhodochrous
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Pontinus sierra (Gilbert, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pontinus sierra
[Speckled scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Pontinus strigatus
[Stalkeye scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific

Pontinus tentacularis (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pontinus tentacularis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 44.3 cm SL
Pontinus vaughani Barnhart & Hubbs, 1946

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Pontinus vaughani
[Spotback scorpionfish]



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



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