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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Dendrochirus

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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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]
7 Species of Family Scorpaenidae with Genus Dendrochirus
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
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



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