Observations in the Family: Scorpaenidae

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devilish fish

Devilish Fish
By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: uSharka Marine World
Observed: 5th December 2011
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Smallscale scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Aliwal Shoal
Observed: 25th August 2012
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Bigscale scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Smitswinkel Bay Wreck
Observed: 18th July 2012
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Smoothskin scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
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Location: Seal Point
Observed: 20th June 2012
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:1
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Lionfish

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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 12th March 2015
Added: 26th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Juvenile Lionfish

Juvenile Lionfish
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile Reef, Four Buoy
Observed: 10th March 2015
Added: 15th March 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Spots on fins lead me to believe this is Pterois antennata, but I've struggled to find conclusive ID of juveniles in this genus, so any help would be appreciated!

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Paperfish

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By: Nicholas Carolin
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 4th March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Scorpion fish

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By: Nicholas Carolin
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Sodwana
Observed: 1st February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Yellowspot scorpionfish

yellowspot scorpionfish
By: RosePalmer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic BiodiversitySouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: 2 mile reef
Observed: 6th December 2014
Added: 16th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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lion fish

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By: Ollyhoward
Location: sodwana bay
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 4th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Stonefish is hanging out

Stonefish
By: WEI Marine Trainees
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Paperfish

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By: Alan Williams
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Ponta Beach Drive, Ponta do Ouro
Observed: 18th February 2013
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish
By: Alan Horstmann
Botanical Society of South AfricaIndigenous Bulb Association of South AfricaSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: 2 Oceans Aquarium, Dock Rd
Observed: 25th September 2013
Added: 12th November 2014
Likely ID: Scorpaenidae
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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By: Bahia Groenewald
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Fleur wreck
Observed: 28th May 2011
Added: 12th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:7
Description:

Photo credits: Georgina Jones

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fire fish

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By: Ricky Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Kosi Estuary - reef near mouth
Observed: 22nd October 2014
Added: 9th November 2014
Likely ID: Pterois miles
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Yellowspot Scorpionfish

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By: Alan Williams
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed: 25th October 2014
Added: 1st November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

4 of them hidding together in hard coral,Seems like juvenile

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Yellowspot Scorpionfish

Yellowspot Scorpionfish
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 23rd May 2012
Added: 30th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Tasseled Scorpionfish

Tasseled Scorpionfish - Scorpaenopsis oxycephala
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 21st June 2012
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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juvenile common lionfish

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 27th July 2014
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Raggy Scorpionfish - Scorpaenopsis venosa

Raggy Scorpionfish - Scorpaenopsis venosa
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 28th June 2012
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Weedy Scorpionfish - Rhinopias frondosa

Weedy Scorpionfish - Rhinopias frondosa2
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 16th July 2012
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Raggy Scorpionfish

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 9th October 2014
Added: 16th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: Partridge Point
Observed: 12th October 2013
Added: 16th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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2014_09_17_Raggy scorpionfish

2014_09_17_Raggy scorpionfish
By: WEI Marine Trainees
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 17th September 2014
Added: 14th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: Partridge Point
Observed: 2nd April 2014
Added: 13th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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smoothskin scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
Fish expert
Location: atlantis reef
Observed: 8th October 2014
Added: 10th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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red scorpionfish?

whitespotted scorpion
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 16th May 2012
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

not sure what species of scorpionfish this is... any help would be appreciated!

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Paperfish

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 11th April 2012
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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False Stonefish

False Stonefish
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile
Observed: 17th April 2012
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: Cathedral
Observed: 26th August 2014
Added: 7th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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