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

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



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