Observations in the Family: Scorpaenidae

scorpionfish?

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By: Nick Helme
Botanical Society of South AfricaProtea Atlas Project
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Location: gwe gwe rock pools
Observed on: 2nd July 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: in small rock pool exposed at low tide; about 80mm long; is this a lionfish or a scorpionfish?

Tassled Scorpionfish

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By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay, 2 Mile Reef
Observed on: 9th May 2012
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3

Common Lionfish

Pterois miles
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 25th June 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Paperfish

red paperfish
By: Rowan Watt-Pringle
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 30th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Scorpionfish

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By: ROV_Ryan
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Wright Canyon
Observed on: 30th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: filmed from a ROV during the 2012 Gombessa expedition

Scorpionfish

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By: ROV_Ryan
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
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Location: Chaka canyon
Observed on: 25th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: filmed from a ROV during the 2012 Gombessa expedition

Scorpionfish

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By: RosePalmer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic BiodiversitySouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 13th March 2002
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: observed in White Sands canyon from the submersible JAGO during the 2002 Sodwana Coelacanth expedition

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish
By: RosePalmer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African Institute for Aquatic BiodiversitySouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: A1108 Rd, Olakeni
Observed on: 26th February 2010
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Observed at 148m in Wright Canyon in from the submersible JAGO during the 2002 Sodwana coelacanth expedition

Stonefish

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Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 6th June 2010
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Scorpionfish

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Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 6th June 2010
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

raggy scorpionfish

raggy scorpionfish
By: ReeceWartenbergReeceWartenberg is knowledgeable about FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in Fish
Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 17th May 2011
Added to iSpot: 30th June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Juvenile firefish

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By: ReeceWartenbergReeceWartenberg is knowledgeable about FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in FishReeceWartenberg's earned reputation in Fish
Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 2nd January 2012
Added to iSpot: 26th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Paperfish

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Location: 1, Sodwana Main Road
Observed on: 3rd January 2012
Added to iSpot: 23rd June 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Scorpionfish at Ilovo

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By: ROV_Ryan
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Location: Ilovo deep reef
Observed on: 3rd June 2014
Added to iSpot: 6th June 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Scorpaenidae?

Scorpaenidae
By: Angus
Marine Evolution Lab
Location: Simons cave, Two-mile reef, Sodwana bay
Observed on: 19th May 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th May 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Cryptic scorpionfish. Mimics local micro-habitat.

Hide the fish and another - Devil Scorpionfish

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By: Lee JonesLee Jones's reputation in Fish
Location: Two Oceans Aquarium
Observed on: 9th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: The pink camo number can be viewed here: http://www.ispot.org.za/node/259290 See: http://www.aquarium.co.za/species_exhibits/browse_species/false_stonefish_devil_scorpionfish/

Hide the fish - Raggy Scorpionfish

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By: Lee JonesLee Jones's reputation in Fish
Location: Two Oceans Aquarium
Observed on: 9th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: See: http://www.aquarium.co.za/blog/entry/from_the_two_oceans_aquarium_flickr_group_now_you_see_me_now_you_dont/

Lion Fish

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By: Sea Escapes
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Location: 2 Mile, Sodwana
Observed on: 2nd January 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Paperfish / leaf fish

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By: DavidWelchDavidWelch's reputation in FishDavidWelch's reputation in Fish
Location: Antons reef , Sodwana bay
Observed on: 9th January 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: There were brightly coloured pink ones close by , so not sure if there is a colour variation in the sexes. ie. male = pink and female bland brownish

Raggy scorpionfish at Eelskin Ridge

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Eelskin Ridge, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Devil firefish at Eelskin Ridge

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Eelskin Ridge, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Paperfish at Cathedral

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Cathedral, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4

Raggy scorpionfish at Cathedral

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Cathedral, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Smallscale scorpionfish at Cathedral

Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Smallscale scorpionfish DSC05795a
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Cathedral, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 24th July 2004
Added to iSpot: 5th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Stonefish at North Sands

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: North Sands, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 23rd July 2004
Added to iSpot: 4th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Raggy scorpionfish at North Sands

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: North Sands, Aliwal Shoal
Observed on: 23rd July 2004
Added to iSpot: 4th May 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Smoothskin scorpionfish at the Ark Rock wrecks

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Ark Rock wrecks
Observed on: 1st April 2006
Added to iSpot: 17th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Smoothskin Scorpionfish

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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: Smits Reef
Observed on: 12th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bigscale scorpionfish at Partridge Point

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Partridge Point
Observed on: 3rd June 2007
Added to iSpot: 11th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bigscale scorpionfish at the Orotava wreck

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: Orotava wreck
Observed on: 17th July 2005
Added to iSpot: 10th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Bigscale scorpionfish at SAS Good Hope wreck

Scorpaena scrofa
By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: SAS Good Hope wreck
Observed on: 23rd October 2010
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Smmothskin scorpionfish at D-Frame

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By: Pbsouthwood
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Location: D-Frame
Observed on: 4th June 2005
Added to iSpot: 3rd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Bigscale scorpionfish at Castor Rock

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Location: Castor Rock
Observed on: 8th October 2006
Added to iSpot: 2nd April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Smoothskin scorpionfish at Castle Rocks

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Location: Castle Rocks
Observed on: 4th December 2004
Added to iSpot: 1st April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Lion fish

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By: Triton Dive Lodge
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Location: Triton 69m
Observed on: 4th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th March 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2

Scorpionfish

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By: UnderwaterWendy
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Location: SAS Pietermaritzburg
Observed on: 19th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: On the sand next to the PMB

Deep demersal fish (Jacopever)

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By: CharlievdMCharlievdM's reputation in Fish
Location: West Coast outer shelf (508m)
Observed on: 7th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4

Tassaled scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis oxycephala_Tassaled scorpionfish (ns)
By: Triton Dive Lodge
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 17th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Spotted scorpionfish

Sebastapistes cyanostigma_spotted scorpionfish
By: Triton Dive Lodge
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 20th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Broadbarred firefish

Pterois antennata_Broadbarred firefish_Spotfin lionfish
By: Triton Dive Lodge
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Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed on: 29th November 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Scorpion fish

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By: Triton Dive Lodge
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Location: U-shape cave 110m
Observed on: 5th March 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th March 2014
Likely ID: Scorpaenidae
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Pterois fish

Pterois fish Mlalazi
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Location: Mlalazi Estuary
Observed on: 27th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th March 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Body about 8 cm long

Pterios antennata

Pterios antennata
By: Andrew Deacon
South African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Lighthouse - Island Rock Road, Jangamo
Observed on: 4th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th December 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Pterois miles, Two Oceans

Pterois miles, Two Oceans
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: 0A, Dock Rd
Observed on: 16th May 2004
Added to iSpot: 31st August 2013
Likely ID: Pterois miles
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 2

Lion Fish, Mauritius

Pterois Lionfish
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Location: B14, Grand Gaube
Observed on: 25th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 4th July 2012
Likely ID: Pterois miles
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 5
Comments: 2
Description: About 30 cm long with fins that it displays when threatened.

Jacopever

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Location: valdivia seamount
Observed on: 23rd May 2011
Added to iSpot: 13th August 2011
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

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