Galapagos Species Checklist

Scorpaena mystes Jordan & Starks, 1895

brujo, escorpion roquero, Pacific spotted scorpionfish, stone scorpionfish

Stone Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystes) between Floreana and Santa Fe islands, Galapagos. Photo: Salome Buglass, FCD.
Stone Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystes) between Floreana and Santa Fe islands, Galapagos. Photo: Salome Buglass, FCD.

Size: To about 46 cm.

Habitat: Shallow waters; rocky and lava bottom where seaweeds abound, occasionally seen in sandy areas.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Actinopterygii

Order
Scorpaeniformes

Family
Scorpaenidae

Genus
Scorpaena

Species
mystes

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Holoscorpaena didymogramma Fowler, 1944, Scorpaena plumieri mystes Jordan & Starks, 1895, fide Appeltans et al. (2010)

Status

IUCN Red List Category: Not evaluated

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Eastern Pacific, from California to Ecuador including Galapagos

References

  • Grove, J.S. Lavenberg, R.J. (1997) The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands. Stanford University Press, Stanford California. 862 pp.
  • Humann, P. Deloach, N. (2003) Reef Fish Identification - Galapagos. New World Publication, Inc. Florida USA & Libri Mundi, Quito, Ecuador, 226 pp.
  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • IUCN (2010) IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 April 2010.
  • McCosker, J.E. Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.

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