scorpaenid


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scorpaenid

(skɔːˈpiːnɪd)
n
(Animals) any spiny-finned marine fish of the family Scorpaenidae, having sharp spines on the fins and a heavy armoured head: includes the scorpion fishes, rockfishes, and redfishes
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Scorpaenidae
[via New Latin from Latin scorpaena a sea-scorpion; see scorpion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorpaenid - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
family Scorpaenidae, Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes; rockfishes; lionfishes
scorpion fish, scorpionfish, sea scorpion - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
lionfish - brightly striped fish of the tropical Pacific having elongated spiny fins
stonefish, Synanceja verrucosa - venomous tropical marine fish resembling a piece of rock
rockfish - marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
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4-6) Although scorpaenid venoms contain similar mixtures of enzymes and proteins, they do differ in potencies with stonefish venom being the most potent and capable of fatal envenomation, and lionfish venom being the least potent.
The genus Sebastes, containing the live-bearing rockfishes, is the most species-rich scorpaenid genus, comprising over 110 species worldwide, over 30 of which are known from the western North Pacific (Kai et al.
These include the scorpaenid Sebastichthys chrysomelas Jordan & Gilbert 1881 (now Sebastes chrysomelas) (USNM 26968), which has been recatalogued as UF 173480; and the embiotocids Ditrema atripes Jordan & Gilbert 1880 (now Phanerodon atripes) and Aheona aurora Jordan & Gilbert 1880 (now Micrometrus aurora).
These families include gobies, clinids, pomocentrids, gobiescoids, apogonids (Tyler and Bohlke, 1972), a xenogongrid (Bohlke, 1957), and two scorpaenids: Scorpaenodes tredecimspinosus (Eschmeyer, 1969) and an unidentified scorpaenid species (Metzelaar, 1922).
i]-adenylyl cyclase signaling complex in brain tissue of two closely related scorpaenid fish species.