Scorpaenidae - Scorpionfishes

Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the scorpaenid fishes on the site.

Smallscale Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala

Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl

These fishes have also been called lionfishes, rockfishes, stingfishes and waspfishes.

Dendrochirus biocellatus Twinspot Lionfish
Dendrochirus brachypterus Dwarf Lionfish 
Dendrochirus zebra Zebra Lionfish
Inimicus caledonicus Demon Stingerfish 
Inimicus didactylus Longsnout Stingerfish
Neomerinthe amplisquamiceps Orange Scorpionfish
Parascorpaena aurita Golden Scorpionfish
Parascorpaena mcadamsi Ocellate Scorpionfish
Parascorpaena mossambica Mozambique Scorpionfish
Parascorpaena picta Painted Scorpionfish
Pterois volitans  Common Lionfish
Rhinopias aphanes Weedy Scorpionfish
Rhinopias eschmeyeri Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish
Scorpaena cardinalis Cook’s Scorpionfish
Scorpaena jacksoniensis Eastern Red Scorpionfish 
Scorpaena papillosa Southern Red Scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes evides Cheekspot Scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis diabolus False Stonefish 
Scorpaenopsis insperatus Sydney Scorpionfish 
Scorpaenopsis macrochir  Humpback Scorpionfish 
Scorpaenopsis neglecta Yellowfin Scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Smallscale Scorpionfish
Scorpaenopsis venosa Raggy Scorpionfish
Sebastapistes mauritiana Spineblotch Scorpionfish
Taenianotus triacanthus Leaf Scorpionfish


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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