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Pterois Oken, 1817

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Scorpaeniformes - scorpionfishes and flatheads »  family Scorpaenidae - scorpionfishes and allies

Scientific synonyms

incl. Pteropterus

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

species Pterois andover Allen & Erdmann, 2008
species Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787) - Banded Lionfish

Pterois antennata

species Pterois brevipectoralis (Mandrytsa, 2002) - Indian Ocean Shortfin Lionfish
species Pterois kodipungi Bleeker, 1852 - Clearfin Lionfish
species Pterois lunulata Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 - Luna Lion Fish

Pterois lunulata

species Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) - Devil Firefish

Pterois miles

species Pterois mombasae (Smith, 1957) - African Lionfish

Pterois mombasae

species Pterois paucispinula Matsunuma & Motomura, 2014
species Pterois radiata Cuvier, 1829 - Clearfin Turkeyfish

Pterois radiata

species Pterois russelii Bennett, 1831 - Planetail Firefish
species Pterois sphex Jordan & Evermann, 1903 - Hawaiian Turkeyfish
species Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lionfish

Pterois volitans

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/3870]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Pterois Oken, 1817]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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