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Rhinopias frondosa 4.jpg
Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) taken in Indonesia in 2008
Scientific classification e
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 species are camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings.

Rhinopias are rarely collected for the aquarium trade but, when they are sold, they cost "big bucks".[1]


There are seven recognized species in this genus as of 2017:[2]

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  1. ^ Michael, Scott (May 2003). "Aquarium Fish: The Rhinopias Spp. – The Ultimate Scorpionfishes". advancedaquarist.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  2. ^ Bailly, Nicolas (2014). Bailly N (ed.). "Rhinopias Gill, 1905". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2017-11-16.