Furneaux Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Whitley 1959

A Furneaux Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis furneauxi, from Maricaban Island, Batangas, Philippines, 2014, USNM 431832. Source: Jeffrey T. Williams / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

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Furneaux Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Whitley 1959

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NNE of Port Hedland, Western Australia, to E of Lady Elliot Island, Queensland; also Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea.

Species Citation

Scorpaenopsis palmeri furneauxi Whitley 1959, Proc. Roy. Zool. Soc. N. S. W. for 1957-58: 24. Type locality: 11 miles northwest of Pine Peak Island, Queensland.


Bray, D.J.

Furneaux Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis furneauxi Whitley 1959


Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293.

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds) The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790.

Randall, J.E & Eschmeyer, W.N. 2001. Revision of the Indo-Pacific scorpionfish genus Scorpaenopsis, with descriptions of eight new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes (34): 79 pp.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (misidetified as Scorpaenopsis cirrhosa)

Whitley, G.P. 1959. More ichthyological snippets. Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for 1957-58: 11-26. Ref at BHL

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CAAB Code:37287082

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:10-102 m

Max Size:10 cm SL


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