Deepwater Scorpionfishes, Scorpionfishes
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16 March 2015 - Dianne J. Bray, Douglass F. Hoese, Ursula E. Smith, Gerald R. Allen & Norbert J. Cross
Gerald R. Allen, Douglass F. Hoese, Norbert J. Cross & Dianne J. Bray
The Setarchidae comprise three genera and six species worldwide, with three genera and five species known from Australia. Setarchids are found on the outer continental shelf and slope to depths of 100 to over 700 m. Maximum size is around 20 cm.
Members of the Setarchidae are typically included as a subfamily of the Scorpaenidae (Nelson 2006), but here they are treated as a separate family. Eschmeyer & Collette (1966) reviewed the family.
Eschmeyer, W.N. & Collette, B.B. 1966. The scorpionfish subfamily Setarchinae, including the genus Ectreposebastes. Bulletin of Marine Science 16(2): 349-375 figs 1-5
Nelson, J.S. 2006. Fishes of the World. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 601 pp.