Scorpaenodes scaber (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
Pygmy scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes scaber
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found from estuary reefs to offshore reef habitats, usually in caves (Ref. 9002). Venomous spines (Ref. 2334).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.02.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 09.09.97
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.08.94

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