Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 103

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Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829)


Scorpaenopsis diabolus (Cuvier 1829)  —Devil scorpionfish, false scorpionfish

Status at New Ireland. New record, based on a specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 27 Apr. 2008.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian and Marquesas islands, north to South Korea and southern Japan, south to North West Cape (Western Australia), Elizabeth and Middleton reefs, New Caledonia and Tonga. Benthic on rubble or seagrass-covered coralline-rock bottoms of reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs, 1–70 m depth. Marine.