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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Sebastidae Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads
Subfamily: Sebastolobinae
Genus: Trachyscorpia

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Max. Length 36.9 cm SL

 
Trachyscorpia carnomagula
[Deepsea Scorpionfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Trachyscorpia cristulata cristulata (Goode & Bean, 1896)

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Trachyscorpia cristulata cristulata
[Atlantic thornyhead]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 56.9 cm TL
Trachyscorpia cristulata echinata (Köhler, 1896)

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Trachyscorpia cristulata echinata
[Spiny scorpionfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri Whitley, 1970

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Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri
[Cape rockfish]
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Max. Length 21.9 cm SL

 
Trachyscorpia longipedicula
[Stylish Scorpionfish]
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Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Trachyscorpia osheri
[]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 29.8 cm SL
Trachyscorpia verai Béarez & Motomura, 2009

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Trachyscorpia verai
[Ecuadorian Deep-sea Scorpionfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trachyscorpia carnomagula Deepsea Scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 36.9 SL 2007
Trachyscorpia cristulata cristulata Atlantic thornyhead Western Atlantic 50 SL 1896
Trachyscorpia cristulata echinata Spiny scorpionfish Eastern Atlantic 56.9 TL 1896
Trachyscorpia eschmeyeri Cape rockfish Southeast Atlantic 35 SL 1970
Trachyscorpia longipedicula Stylish Scorpionfish Indian Ocean 21.9 SL 2007
Trachyscorpia osheri Southeast Pacific 14.7 SL 2008
Trachyscorpia verai Ecuadorian Deep-sea Scorpionfish Pacific Ocean 29.8 SL 2009



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