Scorpaenopsis neglecta Heckel, 1837
Yellowfin scorpionfish
photo by Steene, R.

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  19 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 40 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Supraorbital ridge serrate. Pterotic, lower posttemporal, and second suborbital spines replaced by serrate ridges. Nuchal spine with 1 or 2 supplemental spines. Anterior ridge of lacrimal serrate. Orbit diameter 1.70-1.95 in snout length (Ref 42181). Description: Characterized by variable coloration, often blending well with surrounding substrate; small black spots on axil of pectoral fin, inner surface without spots , but first 6-10 rays with black submarginal band across; double upper opercular spine; not giving humpback appearance; snout 3.1-3.5 in head length; occipital and suborbital pits moderately deep; depth of body 2.2-2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 42181, 75154). Trawled (Ref. 75154). Solitary on open sand/mud bottoms (Ref 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  venomous
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.12.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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