Ocellate Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler 1938)

Other Names: McAdam's Scorpionfish, Ocellated Scorpionfish

An Ocellate Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mcadamsi, in Bali, Indonesia, November 2012. Source: Andrey Ryanskiy / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Bray, D.J. 2016, Parascorpaena mcadamsi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Sep 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3134

Ocellate Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler 1938)

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Widespread in the Indo-Pacific, from South Africa and Madagascar, east to French Polynesia, north to southern Japan and south to Queensland, Australia. 
Inhabits shallow coral and rocky reefs, sheltering during the day, and venturing out to feed at night.


Bray, D.J. 2016

Ocellate Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler 1938)


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Motomura, H. & Matsuura, K. 2016. Parascorpaena mcadamsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T69798179A69800967. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T69798179A69800967.en. Downloaded on 12 March 2017.

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CAAB Code:37287096

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:1-40 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8.3 cm SL

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