Animal Species:Yellowfin Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837

Yellowfin Scorpionfish is a benthic species that occurs in tropical waters of the Indo-west Pacific region.

Standard Common Name

Yellowfin Scorpionfish

Size range

It grows to 19 cm in length.

Distribution

In Australia it occurs from the north-west shelf of Western Australia.  The presence of an individual in Sydney Harbour (see image above) was unexpected.

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.

Scorpaenopsis neglecta

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Yellowfin Scorpionfish specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
neglecta
Genus:
Scorpaenopsis
Family:
Scorpaenidae
Order:
Scorpaeniformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. Pp. 406.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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