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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae Scorpionfishes or rockfishes
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Parascorpaena

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Parascorpaena aurita (Rüppell, 1838)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Parascorpaena aurita
[Golden scorpionfish]
No picture found
East Indies
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Parascorpaena bandanensis
[Banda scorpionfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Parascorpaena maculipinnis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler, 1938)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena mcadamsi
[McAdam's scorpionfish]

Photo by Petrinos, C.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Parascorpaena mossambica (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Parascorpaena mossambica
[Mozambique scorpionfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parascorpaena picta (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Parascorpaena picta
[Northern scorpionfish]
6 Species of Family Scorpaenidae with Genus Parascorpaena
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1838 Parascorpaena aurita Golden scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL
1851 Parascorpaena bandanensis Banda scorpionfish East Indies 10 TL
1957 Parascorpaena maculipinnis Indo-West Pacific. 5 SL
1938 Parascorpaena mcadamsi McAdam's scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1855 Parascorpaena mossambica Mozambique scorpionfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL
1829 Parascorpaena picta Northern scorpionfish Indo-West Pacific 16 TL



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