Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer, 1965
Shortfin scorpionfish
photo by Macieira, R.M.

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 45 - 120 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida in USA and Panama to Venezuela.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits rocky or rubble bottoms.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.08.94

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