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Scorpaenopsis macrochir

Ogilby, 1910


Henry Jager Does somebody know how to differenciate the two Scorpionfish species Scorpaenopsis diabolus and Scorpaenopsis macrochir ? Thank you in advance!

Kati Burg S. macrochir is smaller, the hump is less pronounced and the snout is shorter. The inner side of the pectoral fins have different color displays. Here you can find graphic: http://www.starfish.ch/collection/scorpionfish.html

Henry Jager Thank you very much, Kathrin :-)

Kati Burg Gerne :-)

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Scorpaeniformes (Order)
              Scorpaenidae (Family)
                Scorpaenopsis (Genus)
                  Scorpaenopsis macrochir (Species)
Associated Species