Observations in the Family: Scorpaenidae

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Stonefish is hanging out

Stonefish
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Paperfish

	Paperfish - Green
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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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11May28_ smoothskin scorpionfish001

11May28_ smoothskin scorpionfish001
By: Bahia Groenewald
SeaKeysSouth 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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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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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
Comments:0
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juvenile common lionfish

juvi lionfish
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
Comments: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
Comments:0
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Location: Partridge Point
Observed: 12th October 2013
Added: 16th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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2014_09_17_Raggy scorpionfish

2014_09_17_Raggy scorpionfish
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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
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smoothskin scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
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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
Comments:0
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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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Common Lionfish

Common Lionfish - Pteroiles miles
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 26th April 2012
Added: 6th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Raggy scorpionfish

Raggy scorpionfish
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Location: Sodwana
Observed: 30th April 2013
Added: 2nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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smoothskin scorpionfish

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By: seastung
SeaKeysSouthern Underwater Research Group
Fish expert
Location: Deep Partridge
Observed: 19th September 2014
Added: 21st September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

a smoothskin scorpionfish in 27m of water at the edge of a rocky reef in false bay

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By: Elodie
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed: 17th May 2011
Added: 12th September 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Fish

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By: Sizakele
Sea Coral AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 16th April 2004
Added: 6th September 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Devil firefish at Howard's Castle

Pterois miles Devil firefish P8036698
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Howard's Castle, Aliwal shoal
Observed: 3rd August 2014
Added: 29th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Scorpionfish

811 Sargocentron cf diadema 108 m note kerry reported in dive 800
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Location: White Sands Canyon
Observed: 25th April 2004
Added: 28th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Scorpionfish at Fern coral reef

Scorpaenopsis sp Scorpionfish P8046817
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Fern Coral Reef, Scottburgh
Observed: 4th August 2014
Added: 21st August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Raggy scorpionfish

Raggy scorpionfish
By: Pieterjl
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 20th November 2012
Added: 16th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Tassled scorpionfish

Tassled scorpionfish
By: Pieterjl
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 5th June 2013
Added: 16th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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