Image: Head of a Eastern Red Scorpionfish at Dee Why

Head of a Eastern Red Scorpionfish at Dee Why

The head of a Eastern Red Scorpionfish at a depth of 18 m, Dee Why, Sydney, New South Wales, November 2002.

Photographer:
Allan Saben
Rights:
© Allan Saben

Notes

For many years, this species was called Scorpaena cardinalis.  The 2011 paper by Motomura et al, showed that the correct name for the species is S. jacksoniensis and that S. cardinalis occurs in New Zealand waters and around the offshore islands of the Tasman Sea.

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Tags fish, ichthyology, Scorpaena cardinalis, rocky reef, Eastern Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaenidae, Scorpaena jacksoniensis,