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Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Pteroinae


(See list of species below)



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26 species (see list below)

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Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura, 2013

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois curvispina
[Australian sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Steene, R.

Northwestern Pacific

Brachypterois serrulata (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Brachypterois serrulata
[Sawcheek scorpionfish]

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Brachypterois serrulifer Fowler, 1938

Photo by Muddula Krishna, N. & S. Kandula
 
Brachypterois serrulifer
[Sawmaxilla scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Dendrochirus barberi (Steindachner, 1900)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus barberi
[Hawaiian lionfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Dendrochirus bellus
[Butterfly scorpionfish]

Photo by Rossi, P.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Rossi, P.
 
Dendrochirus biocellatus
[Twospot turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dendrochirus brachypterus
[Dwarf lionfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus hemprichi
[Red Sea dwarf lionfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Dendrochirus tuamotuensis
[Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Dendrochirus zebra
[Zebra turkeyfish]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Ebosia bleekeri (Döderlein, 1884)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Ebosia bleekeri
[Bleeker's lionfish]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Ebosia falcata
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.0 cm SL

 
Ebosia vespertina
[Western falcate lionfish]

Photo by Henke, M.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Parapterois heterura (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Henke, M.
 
Parapterois heterura
[Blackfoot firefish]

Photo by Saravanan, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Parapterois macrura (Alcock, 1896)

Photo by Saravanan, R.
 
Parapterois macrura
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Pterois andover Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pterois andover
[Andover lionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois antennata
[Broadbarred firefish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Pterois brevipectoralis
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pterois lunulata Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Pterois lunulata
[Luna lion fish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois miles
[Devil firefish]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Pterois mombasae (Smith, 1957)

Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Pterois mombasae
[Frillfin turkeyfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Pterois paucispinula
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Pterois radiata Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois radiata
[Radial firefish]

Photo by Brennan, L.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pterois russelii Bennett, 1831

Photo by Brennan, L.
 
Pterois russelii
[Plaintail turkeyfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pterois sphex
[Hawaiian turkeyfish]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Pterois volitans
[Red lionfish]
26 Species of Family Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2013 Brachypterois curvispina Australian sawcheek scorpionfish Western Pacific 8.6 SL
1846 Brachypterois serrulata Sawcheek scorpionfish Northwestern Pacific
1938 Brachypterois serrulifer Sawmaxilla scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 15.5 TL
1900 Dendrochirus barberi Hawaiian lionfish Eastern Central Pacific 16.5 TL
1925 Dendrochirus bellus Butterfly scorpionfish Northwest Pacific 15 SL
1938 Dendrochirus biocellatus Twospot turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 13 TL
1829 Dendrochirus brachypterus Dwarf lionfish Indo-West Pacific 17 TL
2017 Dendrochirus hemprichi Red Sea dwarf lionfish Western Indian Ocean 10.3 SL
2013 Dendrochirus tuamotuensis Tuamotu's dwarf lionfish Eastern Pacific 5.7 SL
1829 Dendrochirus zebra Zebra turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 25 SL
1884 Ebosia bleekeri Bleeker's lionfish West Pacific 22 SL
1978 Ebosia falcata Indian Ocean 9.3 SL
2016 Ebosia vespertina Western falcate lionfish Western Indian Ocean 11.0 SL
1856 Parapterois heterura Blackfoot firefish Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
1896 Parapterois macrura Indian Ocean 12.4 SL
2008 Pterois andover Andover lionfish Western Pacific 23 TL
1787 Pterois antennata Broadbarred firefish Indo-Pacific 20 TL
2002 Pterois brevipectoralis Western Indian Ocean
1843 Pterois lunulata Luna lion fish Indo-Pacific 35 TL
1828 Pterois miles Devil firefish Indian Ocean 35 SL
1957 Pterois mombasae Frillfin turkeyfish Indo-West Pacific 20 SL
2015 Pterois paucispinula Indo-West Pacific 14.4 SL
1829 Pterois radiata Radial firefish Indo-Pacific 24 TL
1831 Pterois russelii Plaintail turkeyfish Indo-Pacific 30 SL
1903 Pterois sphex Hawaiian turkeyfish Eastern Central Pacific 22 TL
1758 Pterois volitans Red lionfish Pacific Ocean 38 TL



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