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]
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Three retrospective descriptive epidemiological studies of scorpaenid envenomations have been conducted with similar findings.
Jacob-Abraham, "Food partitioning among scorpaenid fishes in Mediterranean seagrass beds," Journal ofFish Biology, vol.
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., 2003; Nelson, 2006; Hyde and Vetter, 2007).
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).