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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Scorpaenidae

HAWAII

Rhinopias xenops

 

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

Corsair wreck, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

 

Corsair wreck, Midway Atoll, 115 feet

 

 

HIGH-EYE SCORPIONFISH or HAWAIIAN RHINOPIAS

Rare on rocky outcrops from 200 to 400 feet around the Main Hawaiian Islands but as shallow as 80 feet at Midway Atoll.  Compressed with a strongly protruding snout, reddish-brown with blue spots.  Attains 8 inches.  Restricted to Hawai'i and Japan's Kii Peninsula.