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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes



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

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



Northwestern Pacific

Brachypterois serrulata (Richardson, 1846)

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



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

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



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus maculatus (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Caracanthus maculatus
[Spotted coral croucher]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot, 1869)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus madagascariensis
[Spotted croucher]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Caracanthus typicus Krøyer, 1845

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus typicus
[Hawaiian orbicular velvetfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Caracanthus unipinna (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Caracanthus unipinna
[Pygmy coral croucher]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus brachypterus
[Dwarf lionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus hemprichi
[Red Sea dwarf lionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis
[Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Ebosia falcata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.0 cm SL

 
Ebosia vespertina
[Western falcate lionfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus Fowler, 1938

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Hipposcorpaena filamentosus
[Filamentous scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Hoplosebastes armatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Idiastion hageyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Idiastion kyphos
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Idiastion pacificum
[Flame humpback scorpionsh]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Iracundus signifer Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Iracundus signifer
[Decoy scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps
[Orange scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.1 cm TL

 
Neomerinthe bauchotae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe beanorum
[]



Indo-West Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Neomerinthe erostris (Alcock, 1896)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe erostris
[Round scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Neomerinthe folgori (Postel & Roux, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Neomerinthe folgori
[Folger's scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Neomerinthe hemingwayi Fowler, 1935

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Neomerinthe hemingwayi
[Spinycheek scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe kaufmani
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe megalepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe naevosa
[Blotched Polynesian scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Neomerinthe pallidimacula
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Neomerinthe procurva Chen, 1981

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Neomerinthe procurva
[Curvedspine scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Neomerinthe rufescens
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Neoscorpaena nielseni (Smith, 1964)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Neoscorpaena nielseni
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Saravanan, R.
 
Parapterois macrura
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Parascorpaena aurita
[Golden scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Parascorpaena bandanensis
[Banda scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Parascorpaena maculipinnis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena mcadamsi
[McAdam's scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Parascorpaena mossambica
[Mozambique scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Parascorpaena moultoni
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parascorpaena picta (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena picta
[Northern scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Phenacoscorpius adenensis
[Toothed no-line scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Phenacoscorpius longilineatus
[Southern no-line scorpionfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last, 2009

Photo by Photo by CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection
 
Phenacoscorpius longirostris
[Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish]



Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Phenacoscorpius megalops Fowler, 1938

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Phenacoscorpius megalops
[Noline scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Phenacoscorpius nebris
[Short-tube scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pogonoscorpius sechellensis
[]



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]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Pteroidichthys acutus Motomura & Kanade, 2015

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Pteroidichthys acutus
[Longsnout weedy scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pteroidichthys amboinensis Bleeker, 1856

Photo by Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Pteroidichthys amboinensis
[Ambon scorpionfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Pteroidichthys caussei Motomura & Kanade, 2015

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Pteroidichthys caussei
[Causse’s scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Pteroidichthys noronhai
[Noronha’s scorpionfish]



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

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



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

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


 
Pterois brevipectoralis
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pterois paucispinula
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 45.7 cm TL
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

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



Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Rhinopias aphanes Eschmeyer, 1973

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Rhinopias aphanes
[Lacy scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Rhinopias argoliba
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.2 cm NG

 
Rhinopias cea
[Cea's scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhinopias eschmeyeri Condé, 1977

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Rhinopias eschmeyeri
[Eschmeyer's scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Rhinopias frondosa (Günther, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Großkopf, J.
 
Rhinopias frondosa
[Weedy scorpionfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Rhinopias xenops (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Stender, K.
 
Rhinopias xenops
[]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scorpaena afuerae Hildebrand, 1946

Photo by Photo by Béarez, P.
 
Scorpaena afuerae
[Peruvian scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Scorpaena agassizii Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena agassizii
[Longfin scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Scorpaena albifimbria Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Photo by Photo by Muller, E.
 
Scorpaena albifimbria
[Coral scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaena angolensis Norman, 1935

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scorpaena angolensis
[Angola rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena annobonae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena ascensionis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena azorica
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Scorpaena bergii Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Photo by Photo by AFSCUS
 
Scorpaena bergii
[Goosehead scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer, 1965

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Scorpaena brachyptera
[Shortfin scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Scorpaena brasiliensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Martins, I.A.
 
Scorpaena brasiliensis
[Barbfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 11.6 cm SL
Scorpaena brevispina Motomura & Senou, 2008

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena brevispina
[Japanese shortspined scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena bulacephala
[Bullhead scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Scorpaena calcarata Goode & Bean, 1882

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Scorpaena calcarata
[Smooth-head scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena canariensis
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Scorpaena cardinalis Solander & Richardson, 1842

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena cardinalis
[Eastern red scorpionfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Scorpaena cocosensis Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena cocosensis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Scorpaena colorata (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena colorata
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Scorpaena dispar Longley & Hildebrand, 1940

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena dispar
[Hunchback scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Scorpaena elachys
[Dwarf scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scorpaena elongata Cadenat, 1943

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Scorpaena elongata
[Slender rockfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena fernandeziana
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena gasta
[Ghostly scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by O'Donnell, P.
 
Scorpaena grandicornis
[Plumed scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena grandisquamis
[Bigscale scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena grattanica
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Scorpaena guttata Girard, 1854

Photo by Photo by Love, M.
 
Scorpaena guttata
[California scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena hatizyoensis
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena hemilepidota
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Scorpaena histrio Jenyns, 1840

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaena histrio
[Player scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Scorpaena inermis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Scorpaena inermis
[Mushroom scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Scorpaena isthmensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena isthmensis
[Smooth-cheek scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Scorpaena izensis Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena izensis
[Izu scorpionfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm SL
Scorpaena jacksoniensis Steindachner, 1866

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Scorpaena jacksoniensis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL
Scorpaena lacrimata Randall & Greenfield, 2004

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena lacrimata
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Scorpaena laevis Troschel, 1866

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena laevis
[Senegalese rockfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaena loppei Cadenat, 1943

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena loppei
[Cadenat's rockfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 17.8 cm TL
Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes, 1833

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena maderensis
[Madeira rockfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena melasma
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Scorpaena mellissii Günther, 1868

Photo by Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government
 
Scorpaena mellissii
[Melliss's scorpionfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Scorpaena miostoma Günther, 1877

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena miostoma
[]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 45.7 cm TL
Scorpaena mystes Jordan & Starks, 1895

Photo by Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Scorpaena mystes
[]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena neglecta
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Scorpaena normani Cadenat, 1943

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena normani
[Norman's rockfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena notata
[Small red scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena onaria Jordan & Snyder, 1900

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena onaria
[Western scorpionfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm NG
Scorpaena orgila Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena orgila
[Bold scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaena papillosa (Schneider & Forster, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Scorpaena papillosa
[Red rock cod]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Scorpaena pascuensis Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pascuensis
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Scorpaena pele Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pele
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena pepo
[Pumpkin scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena petricola
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Scorpaena plumieri Bloch, 1789

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena plumieri
[Spotted scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40.5 cm TL
Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.
 
Scorpaena porcus
[Black scorpionfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaena russula Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaena russula
[Reddish scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scorpaena scrofa Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaena scrofa
[Red scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL
Scorpaena sonorae Jenkins & Evermann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.
 
Scorpaena sonorae
[Sonora scorpionfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpaena stephanica Cadenat, 1943

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena stephanica
[Spotted-fin rockfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpaena sumptuosa Castelnau, 1875

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Scorpaena sumptuosa
[Western red scorpionfish]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena thomsoni
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena tierrae
[]
No picture found


 
Scorpaena uncinata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 90 cm TL

 
Scorpaenodes africanus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes albaiensis (Evermann & Seale, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaenodes albaiensis
[Longfingered scorpionfish]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Scorpaenodes arenai Torchio, 1962

Photo by Photo by Gerovasileiou, V.
 
Scorpaenodes arenai
[Messina rockfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes barrybrowni
[Stellate scorpionfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Scorpaenodes bathycolus Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R. & M.V. Erdmann
 
Scorpaenodes bathycolus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus Meek & Hildebrand, 1928

Photo by Photo by Itriago, H.
 
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus
[Reef scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes corallinus Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes corallinus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Scorpaenodes elongatus
[African spotted scorpionfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm NG
Scorpaenodes englerti Eschmeyer & Allen, 1971

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes englerti
[Englert's scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes evides (Jordan & Thompson, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes evides
[Cheekspot scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaenodes guamensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes guamensis
[Guam scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Scorpaenodes hirsutus (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes hirsutus
[Hairy scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes immaculatus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Scorpaenodes insularis Eschmeyer, 1971

Photo by Photo by Luiz, Jr., O.
 
Scorpaenodes insularis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes investigatoris
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes kelloggi (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes kelloggi
[Kellogg's scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Scorpaenodes minor (Smith, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes minor
[Minor scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Scorpaenodes muciparus (Alcock, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Osmany, H.B.
 
Scorpaenodes muciparus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis
[Lowfin scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10.0 cm SL
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus Greenfield & Matsuura, 2002

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, D.W.
 
Scorpaenodes quadrispinosus
[Fourspine scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus
[]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Scorpaenodes scaber (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes scaber
[Pygmy scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Scorpaenodes smithi Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1972

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaenodes smithi
[Little scorpionfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean

Scorpaenodes steenei Allen, 1977

Photo by Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Scorpaenodes steenei
[Steene's scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Scorpaenodes steinitzi Klausewitz & Frøiland, 1970

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes steinitzi
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.5 cm TL
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Metzelaar, 1919)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus
[Deepreef scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Scorpaenodes tribulosus
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Scorpaenodes varipinnis Smith, 1957

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenodes varipinnis
[Blotchfin scorpionfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Scorpaenodes xyris (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Scorpaenodes xyris
[Rainbow scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis altirostris
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis barbata (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Moldzio, S.
 
Scorpaenopsis barbata
[Bearded scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons Eschmeyer & Randall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis brevifrons
[Bigmouth scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis Jenkins, 1901

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cacopsis
[Jenkin's scorpionfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 23.1 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa (Thunberg, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa
[Weedy stingfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps Fowler, 1938

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis cotticeps
[Sculpin scorpionfish]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis crenulata Motomura & Causse, 2011

Photo by Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaenopsis crenulata
[Serrated deepwater scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis diabolus
[False stonefish]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri Randall & Greenfield, 2004

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Scorpaenopsis eschmeyeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis furneauxi
[Furneaux scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Scorpaenopsis gibbosa
[Humpbacked scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Scorpaenopsis gilchristi
[Gilchrist's scorpionfish]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis insperatus Motomura, 2004

Photo by Photo by Carl Bento @ Australian Museum
 
Scorpaenopsis insperatus
[Sydney scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata (Herre, 1945)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis lactomaculata
[Whiteblotched scorpionfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis longispina Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis longispina
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 13.6 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & V. Govinda Rao
 
Scorpaenopsis macrochir
[Flasher scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis neglecta
[Yellowfin scorpionfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis obtusa Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Scorpaenopsis obtusa
[Shortsnout scorpionfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 27.8 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis orientalis Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis orientalis
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
[Tassled scorpionfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis papuensis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis papuensis
[Papuan scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis pluralis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis possi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Scorpaenopsis possi
[Poss's scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Scorpaenopsis pusilla Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis pusilla
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20.8 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi
[Rama Rao's scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginata
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis venosa (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis venosa
[Raggy scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaenopsis vittapinna
[Bandfin scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.7 cm TL
Sebastapistes ballieui (Sauvage, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes ballieui
[Spotfin scorpionfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes coniorta Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes coniorta
[Humpback nohu]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Sebastapistes cyanostigma
[Yellowspotted scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm TL
Sebastapistes fowleri (Pietschmann, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes fowleri
[Pigmy scorpionfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Sebastapistes galactacma Jenkins, 1903

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes galactacma
[Galactacma scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Sebastapistes mauritiana (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes mauritiana
[Spineblotch scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.2 cm TL

 
Sebastapistes nuchalis
[]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Sebastapistes strongia (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Sebastapistes strongia
[Barchin scorpionfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm TL

 
Sebastapistes taeniophrys
[Eyebrow scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Sebastapistes tinkhami (Fowler, 1946)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sebastapistes tinkhami
[Darkspotted scorpionfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Taenianotus triacanthus Lacepède, 1802

Photo by Photo by Messersmith, J.
 
Taenianotus triacanthus
[Leaf scorpionfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Thysanichthys crossotus Jordan & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
 
Thysanichthys crossotus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24 cm SL

 
Ursinoscorpaenopsis kitai
[]



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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 45.7 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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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013