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Scorpionfish komodo.jpg
Yellowfin Scorpionfish (S. neglecta)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Scorpaenopsis
Heckel, 1840
Type species
Scorpaena nesogallica
G. Cuvier, 1829

Scorpaenopsis is a genus of scorpionfishes native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

A tassled scorpionfish
Tassled scorpionfish (S. oxycephala)
A humpbacked scorpionfish
Humpbacked scorpionfish (S. gibbosa)


The 28 recognized species in this genus are:[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Scorpaenopsis in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Fricke, R., Durville, P. & Mulochau, T. (2013): Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginatus, a new species of scorpionfish from Réunion, southwestern Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae). Cybium, 37 (3): 207-215.