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Temporal range: Middle Eocene–Recent
Scorpaena onaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes[2]
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Scorpaena
Linnaeus, 1758
Type species
Scorpaena porcus
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Holoscorpaena Fowler, 1944
  • Kantapus J. L. B. Smith, 1947
  • Osorioia Fowler, 1938
  • Ruboralga Whitley, 1931
  • Scorpius Plumier, 1801

Scorpaena is a widespread genus of scorpionfishes


There are currently 63 recognized species in this genus:[3][4]


  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. 
  2. ^ "Scorpaeniformes". Paleobiology Database. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Scorpaena in FishBase. August 2013 version.
  4. ^ a b Victor, B.C. (2013): Scorpaena wellingtoni n. sp., a new scorpionfish from the Galápagos Islands (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 8: 30-43.