Setarchidae

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Setarchidae
Setarches guentheri1.jpg
Deepwater scorpionfish, Setarches guentheri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Setarchidae
Ishida, 1994
Genera[1]

Ectreposebastes
Lioscorpius
Setarches

Setarchidae, the deep-sea bristly scorpionfishes, is a small family of deep-sea scorpaeniform fishes. They are small marine fishes, growing up to 25 cm, and are found in tropical and subtropical waters throughout the world.

Not all classifications recognise this family; Nelson and ITIS include it in the family Scorpaenidae.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Setarchidae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  2. ^ Joseph S. Nelson. Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-54713-1. 
  3. ^ "Setarches". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 March 2006.