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Updated 9/13/2013

Family Scorpaenidae

HAWAII

Iracundus signifer

Corsair wreck, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

 

Night, Black Rock, Oahu, 85 feet

 

100 foot Hole, Oahu, 80 feet



Barbers Pt., Oahu, 125 feet


Kaiaka Wall, Oahu, 75 feet
 

  DECOY SCORPIONFISH

Uncommon in dark holes at depths exceeding 50 feet.  Mottled red with black and yellow marks on the spiny dorsal fin to mimic a small fish as it is undulated, luring prey toward the mouth.  Attains 5 inches.  Hawai‘i and the Indo-Pacific.