Western Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cf onaria

Western Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cf onaria. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Scorpaena cf onaria in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3657

Western Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cf onaria

More Info


North of Port Hedland, WA (18º32´S) to northwest of Cape Leveque (15ºS), Timor Sea.


Dianne J. Bray

Western Scorpionfish, Scorpaena cf onaria


Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. (p. 115, as Scorpaena neglecta)

Jordan, D.S. & Snyder, J.O. 1900. A list of fishes collected in Japan by Keinosuke Otaki, and by the United States Steamer Albatross, with descriptions of fourteen new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 23(1213): 335-380 pls 9-20

Motomura, M., Paulin, C.D. & Stewart, A.L. 2005. First records of Scorpaena onaria (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the southwestern Pacific Ocean, and comparisons with the Northern Hemisphere population. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 865-880. PDF

Motomura, H. & Peristiwady, T. 2010. Scorpaena onaria (Scorpaenidae), previously considered to have an antitropical distribution, found in northern Sulawesi, Indonesia, western central Pacific Ocean. Biogeography 12: 127-131.

Motomura, H., Poss, S.G. & Shao, K.-T. 2007. Scorpaena pepo, a new species of scorpionfish (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from northeastern Taiwan, with a review of S. onaria Jordan and Snyder. Zoological Studies 46: 35–45.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1985. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (p. 98, as Scorpaenopsis sp)

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37287041

Danger:Venomous spines

Species Image Gallery

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map