Raggy Scorpionfish (species: Scorpaenopsis venosa) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scorpaenopsis venosa
Raggy Scorpionfish


©Lyle Vail: Raggy Scorpionfish at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Head-on view of Scorpaenopsis venosa about 20 cm long at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. This individual was identified by Dr Hiro Motomura through iNaturalist. He refers to the deep occipital pit with a distinct front ridge that can be seen in this photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Head of Scorpaenopsis venosa about 20 cm long at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island. This individual was identified by Dr Hiro Motomura through iNaturalist. He notes that the snout is longer in similar congeners, S. papuensis and S. oxycephala.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Scorpaeniformes
Family Scorpaenidae
Genus Scorpaenopsis
Species Scorpaenopsis venosa

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Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: The species is extremely well-camouflaged so is not often noticed.

Web resources

References

  • Siebeck, U.E. and N.J. Marshall (2001). Ocular media transmission of coral reef fish - can coral reef fish see ultraviolet light? Vision Research, 41: 133-149. LIRS catalog number 889.