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

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Photo by Béarez, P.

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

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

Photo by JAMARC

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

Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena agassizii
[Longfin scorpionfish]

Photo by Muller, E.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena angolensis
[Angola rockfish]
No picture found
Eastern Central Atlantic
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena annobonae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena ascensionis
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena azorica
[]

Photo by AFSCUS

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

Photo by AFSCUS
 
Scorpaena bergii
[Goosehead scorpionfish]

Photo by Macieira, R.M.

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

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

Photo by Martins, I.A.

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

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

Photo by Motomura, H.

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

Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena brevispina
[Japanese shortspined scorpionfish]
No picture found
West Pacific
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Scorpaena bulacephala
[Bullhead scorpionfish]

Photo by Flescher, D.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Scorpaena canariensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Motomura, H.

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

Photo by Motomura, H.
 
Scorpaena cocosensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by JAMARC

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

Photo by JAMARC
 
Scorpaena dispar
[Hunchback scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Scorpaena elachys
[Dwarf scorpionfish]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

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

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

 
Scorpaena fernandeziana
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Scorpaena gasta
[Ghostly scorpionfish]

Photo by O'Donnell, P.

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

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

 
Scorpaena grandisquamis
[Bigscale scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena grattanica
[]

Photo by Love, M.

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

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

 
Scorpaena hatizyoensis
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Scorpaena hemilepidota
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

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

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

Photo by Wirtz, P.

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

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

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena izensis
[Izu scorpionfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 33.7 cm SL

 
Scorpaena jacksoniensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Modder, T.

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

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Scorpaena laevis
[Senegalese rockfish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena loppei
[Cadenat's rockfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

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

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

 
Scorpaena melasma
[]

Photo by Brown,J./EMD, St Helena Government

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Scorpaena miostoma
[]

Photo by Lavan, J.

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

Photo by Lavan, J.
 
Scorpaena mystes
[]

Photo by CSIRO

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

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpaena neglecta
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena normani
[Norman's rockfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

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

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

Photo by Suzuki, T.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Duffy, C.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scorpaena pele
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL

 
Scorpaena pepo
[Pumpkin scorpionfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic

 
Scorpaena petricola
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

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

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

Photo by Allen, G.R.

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

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

Photo by Patzner, R.

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

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

Photo by Amezcua Linares, F.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Scorpaena stephanica
[Spotted-fin rockfish]

Photo by Good, P.

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

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

 
Scorpaena thomsoni
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena tierrae
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpaena uncinata
[]



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



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