Rhinopias

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Rhinopias
Rhinopias frondosa.JPG
Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Rhinopias
T. N. Gill, 1905

Rhinopias is a genus of scorpionfish native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Like other scorpionfish, Rhinopias utilize camouflage to blend in with their surroundings.

Rhinopias are rare fish, but sometimes appear in the aquarium trade, where they fetch high prices.

Species[edit]

There are currently seven recognized species in this genus:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Rhinopias in FishBase. December 2012 version.