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Scorpaena  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 166811

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): scorpionfishes [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderScorpaeniformes  – chabots, rascasses, mail-cheeked fishes, scorpion fishes, sculpins  
                                  FamilyScorpaenidae  – firefishes, goblinfishes, rockfishes, scorpionfishes, escorpiones y rocotes, rascasses, scorpènes, scorpénidés  
                                     GenusScorpaena Linnaeus, 1758 – scorpionfishes  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Scorpaena afuerae Hildebrand, 1946  
                                        Species Scorpaena agassizii Goode and Bean, 1896 – longfin scorpionfish, escorpión aleta larga 
                                        Species Scorpaena albifimbria Evermann and Marsh, 1900 – coral scorpionfish, lesser scorpionfish, rascacio coralino, escorpión coralino 
                                        Species Scorpaena angolensis Norman, 1935 – scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena annobonae Eschmeyer, 1969  
                                        Species Scorpaena ascensionis Eschmeyer, 1971  
                                        Species Scorpaena azorica Eschmeyer, 1969  
                                        Species Scorpaena bergii Evermann and Marsh, 1900 – escorpión gansito, goosehead scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer, 1965 – shortfin scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena brasiliensis Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – barbfish, goosehead scorpionfish, rascacio ganso, escorpión pardo 
                                        Species Scorpaena bulacephala Motomura, Last and Yearsley, 2005  
                                        Species Scorpaena calcarata Goode and Bean, 1882 – smoothhead scorpionfish, rascacio pelón, escorpión pelón 
                                        Species Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage, 1878)  
                                        Species Scorpaena cardinalis Solander and Richardson in Richardson, 1842 – red rock cod, red scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena cocosensis Motomura, 2004  
                                        Species Scorpaena colorata (Gilbert, 1905)  
                                        Species Scorpaena cookii Günther, 1874  
                                        Species Scorpaena dispar Longley and Hildebrand, 1940 – hunchback scorpionfish, escorpión jorobado 
                                        Species Scorpaena elachys Eschmeyer, 1965 – dwarf scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena elongata Cadenat, 1943  
                                        Species Scorpaena fernandeziana Steindachner, 1875  
                                        Species Scorpaena gibbifrons Fowler, 1938  
                                        Species Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – plumed scorpionfish, poison grouper, rascacio cornudo, escorpión plumeado 
                                        Species Scorpaena grandisquamis Ogilby, 1910  
                                        Species Scorpaena guttata Girard, 1854 – California scorpionfish, finscaled scoprionfish, escorpión californiano 
                                        Species Scorpaena hatizyoensis Matsubara, 1943  
                                        Species Scorpaena hemilepidota Fowler, 1938  
                                        Species Scorpaena histrio Jenyns, 1840 – escorpión juguetón, player scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena inermis Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – mushroom scorpionfish, rascacio bongo, escorpión hongo 
                                        Species Scorpaena isthmensis Meek and Hildebrand, 1928 – smoothcheek scorpionfish, escorpión mejilla lisa 
                                        Species Scorpaena izensis Jordan and Starks, 1904  
                                        Species Scorpaena lacrimata Randall and Greenfield, 2004  
                                        Species Scorpaena laevis Troschel, 1866  
                                        Species Scorpaena loppei Cadenat, 1943  
                                        Species Scorpaena maderensis Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1833  
                                        Species Scorpaena melasma Eschmeyer, 1965  
                                        Species Scorpaena mellissii Günther, 1868  
                                        Species Scorpaena miostoma Günther, 1877  
                                        Species Scorpaena moultoni Whitley, 1961  
                                        Species Scorpaena mystes Jordan and Starks in Jordan, 1895 – lapon, stone scorpionfish, escorpión roquero 
                                        Species Scorpaena neglecta Temminck and Schlegel, 1843  
                                        Species Scorpaena normani Cadenat, 1943  
                                        Species Scorpaena notata Rafinesque, 1810 – scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena onaria Jordan and Snyder, 1900  
                                        Species Scorpaena orgila Eschmeyer and Allen, 1971  
                                        Species Scorpaena papillosa (Schneider and Forster in Bloch and Schneider, 1801)  
                                        Species Scorpaena pascuensis Eschmeyer and Allen, 1971  
                                        Species Scorpaena pele Eschmeyer and Randall, 1975  
                                        Species Scorpaena petricola Eschmeyer, 1965  
                                        Species Scorpaena plumieri Bloch, 1789 – spotted scorpionfish, rascacio multicolor, escorpión negro 
                                        Species Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758  
                                        Species Scorpaena russula Jordan and Bollman, 1890 – escorpión sapo, reddish scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena scrofa Linnaeus, 1758 – bigscale scorpionfish, orange scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena sonorae Jenkins and Evermann, 1889 – escorpión de Sonora, Sonora scorpionfish 
                                        Species Scorpaena stephanica Cadenat, 1943  
                                        Species Scorpaena sumptuosa Castelnau, 1875  
                                        Species Scorpaena thomsoni Günther, 1880  
                                        Species Scorpaena tierrae Hildebrand, 1946  
                                        Species Scorpaena uncinata de Buen, 1961  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 22-Oct-2005, website (version 17-Oct-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hureau, J.-C., and Th. Monod, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1973   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (Clofnam), vol. 1   
  Page(s): xxii + 683   
  Publisher: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-3-001100-2, 0385-1109  
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Scorpaena   

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