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Family SETARCHIDAE

Deepwater Scorpionfishes, Scorpionfishes


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Gerald R. Allen, Douglass F. Hoese, Norbert J. Cross & Dianne J. Bray

Introduction

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.

 

General References

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.

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)