Scorpaena histrio Jenyns, 1840
Player scorpionfish
Scorpaena histrio
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 157 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mazatl├ín, Sonora, Mexico to Chile (Ref. 5530). Also from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5
Biology:  Found on rocky bottoms between 5 and 157 m depth.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Recorded from the Juan Fern├índez Islands (Ref. 33693).

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.08.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.07.95

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