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The Rockfishes and Scorpionfishes of the Subfamily Scorpaeninae, Family Scorpaenidae, Part 2

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Genus Scorpaena

Scorpaena mystes Jordan & Starks 1895, the Pacific Spotted Scorpionfish. To eighteen inches in length. Eastern Pacific: Sea of Cortez to Peru, including the Galapagos. Found sitting on sandy and rocky bottoms surface to 25 meters of depth. Galapagos pix.


Scorpaena plumieri mystes Jordan & Starks 1895, the Spotted Scorpionfish. To fourteen inches in length. Baja California to Peru, including offshore islands. Costa Rica (Pacific side) 2011 
Scorpaena plumieri plumieri Bloch 1769, the Spotted Scorpionfish. To eighteen inches in length. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil, Ascension and St. Helena. Found sitting on rocky bottoms 5-55 meters of depth... ambushing fishes and crustaceans for food. Occasionally imported as an aquarium species. Bahamas pic.

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Genus Scorpaenodes

Scorpaenodes kelloggi (Jenkins 1903), Kellogg's Scorpionfish. To 2 in.   
Scorpaenodes littoralis (Tanaka 1917), the Shore Scorpionfish. Indo-Pacific on reefs, or rocky bottoms. To 11 cm. This one off of the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia. 

Scorpaenodes parvipinnis (Garrett 1864), Lowfin Scorpionfish. To 14 cm. Indo-Pacific; Red Sea to Tuamotus, Hawai'i. Found in areas of rich coral growth. Cryptic, reclusive by day. N. Sulawesi pic. 

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Scorpionfishes: Lionfishes & Much More for Marine Aquariums
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