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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae Sea chubs
Subfamily: Scorpidinae
Genus: Scorpis

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Scorpis aequipinnis Richardson, 1848

Photo by CSIRO
 
Scorpis aequipinnis
[Sea sweep]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Scorpis chilensis
[]

Photo by Dowling, C.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes, 1832

Photo by Dowling, C.
 
Scorpis georgiana
[Banded sweep]

Photo by Banks, I.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Scorpis lineolata Kner, 1865

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Scorpis lineolata
[Silver sweep]

Photo by Denny, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm FL
Scorpis violacea (Hutton, 1873)

Photo by Denny, C.
 
Scorpis violacea
[Blue maomao]
5 Species of Family Kyphosidae with Genus Scorpis
(Sea chubs)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1848 Scorpis aequipinnis Sea sweep Eastern Indian Ocean 40 TL
1848 Scorpis chilensis Southeast Pacific
1832 Scorpis georgiana Banded sweep Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL
1865 Scorpis lineolata Silver sweep Southwest Pacific 30 TL
1873 Scorpis violacea Blue maomao Southwest Pacific 40 FL



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