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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Phenacoscorpius
Fowler, 1938

Phenacoscorpius is a genus of scorpionfishes native to the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.


There are currently six recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Phenacoscorpius in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  2. ^ a b Motomura, H., Causse, R. & Struthers, C.D. (2012): Phenacoscorpius longilineatus, a New Species of Deepwater Scorpionfish from the Southwestern Pacific Ocean and the First Records of Phenacoscorpius adenensis from the Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae). Species Diversity, 17 (2): 151–160.
  3. ^ Motomura, H., Kanehira, N. & Imamura, H. (2012): Redescription of a Poorly Known Southeastern Pacific Scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae), Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Parin and Mandrytsa. Species Diversity, 17 (2): 145-150.