Animal Species:Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish, Rhinopias eschmeyeri Condé, 1977

Standard Common Name

Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish

Alternative Name/s

Paddleflap

Identification

Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish lacks disitinct markings but has a single black spot on the soft rayed part of the dorsal fin.  There are two tentacles on the underside of the lower jaw.

Distribution

The species has an Indo-west Pacific distribution.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Rhinopias eschmeyeri

Habitat

It is a benthic species that is usually seen on sandy areas of coral reefs.

Classification

Species:
eschmeyeri
Genus:
Rhinopias
Family:
Scorpaenidae
Order:
Scorpaeniformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Motomura, H. & J.W. Johnson, 2006. Validity of the poorly known scorpionfish, Rhinopias eschmeyeri, with redescriptions of R. frondosa and R. aphanes (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Copeia (3): 500-515.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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