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

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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]



28 species

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



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