Image: Eastern Red Scorpionfish at Fly Point

Eastern Red Scorpionfish at Fly Point

An Eastern Red Scorpionfish at a depth of 10 m, Fly Point, Nelson Bay, New South Wales, September 2003.

Dave Harasti
© Dave Harasti


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,