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

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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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