family Scorpaenidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes; rockfishes; lionfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
genus Scorpaena, Scorpaena - type genus of the Scorpaenidae: scorpionfishes
genus Pterois, Pterois - lionfishes
genus Synanceja, Synanceja - stonefishes
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Lionfish are members of the venomous family Scorpaenidae which is among the largest in the vertebrate fish phylum (Chordata) with 45 genera and 380 species.
True sculpins belong to the Family Cottidae; Fowler described the new species as a member of the Family Scorpaenidae.