Image: Cook’s Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cardinalis

Cook’s Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cardinalis

A Cook’s Scorpionfish at a depth of 8 m, Erscotts Blind Passage, Lord Howe Island Marine Park, 9 February 2010.

Andrew Green
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Cook’s Scorpionfish occurs in New Zealand and Lord Howe Island. It is not known from the east coast of Australia.

Motomura, H., Struthers, C.D., McGrouther, M.A. & A.L. Stewart. 2011.Validity of Scorpaena jacksoniensis and a redescription of S. cardinalis, a senior synonym of S. cookii (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae).Ichthyological Research. 58:315–332.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Scorpaena cardinalis, Cook’s Scorpionfish, Scorpaenidae,