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Scorpionfishes

Coral Scorpionfish

Scorpaenodes corallinus

 
(1-2: Pahoehoe Beach, Kona)


Decoy Scorpionfish

Iracundus signifer

 
(1: Pawai, Kona / 2: Pinnacles, Oahu)


Devil Scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis diabolus

       
(1: Three Fingers, Kauai / 2: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 3-4: Mario World, Oahu / 5: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 6: Koko Craters, Oahu / 7: First Cathedral, Lanai / 8: Vertical Awareness, Lehua)

Images 2, 4, and 6 all have pairs of scorpionfish.

Be careful where you put your hands at night.  I almost sat on this one during a manta ray dive:
(1: Sheraton, Kona)


Hawaiian Coral Croucher

Caracanthus typicus

   
(1: Mala Pier, Maui / 2: First Cathedral, Lanai / 3: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 4: Hale O Honu, Kauai)

Shy little fish.  In the second picture, it's to the lower left.


Hawaiian Red Lionfish

Pterois sphex

       
(1-3,6-8: Amber's Arches, Kauai / 4-5: Cliffhanger, Kauai)

This is native to Hawaii.  It's not an invasive species, like the red lionfish is in the Caribbean.


Leaf Scorpionfish

Taenianotus triacanthus

       
(1: Golden Arches, Kona / 2: Lighthouse, Lanai / 3: Fast Lanes, Kauai / 4: Corsair, Oahu / 5,7: Mala Pier, Maui / 6: First Cathedral, Lanai / 8: Moray Eel Cove, Kona)


Shortsnout Scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis brevifrons

  
(1: Shark Fin, Lanai / 2-3: Kaloko Arches, Kona)


Speckled Scorpionfish

Sebastapistes coniorta

      
(1: Pawai, Kona / 2: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona / 3: Hoover's, Kona / 4: Turtle Canyons, Oahu / 5-6: Mala Pier, Maui / 7: Pahoehoe Beach, Kona)

There are at least three of them in the 2nd picture.


Titan Scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis cacopsis

(1: Sheraton Caverns, Kauai)