Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Metzelaar, 1919)
Deepreef scorpionfish
photo by Carvalho Filho, A.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 7 - 82 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and the Bahamas to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 57756).
Biology:  Occurs mostly on deep coral reefs and steep, coral-covered slopes.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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