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Family Scorpaenidae

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Scorpaenodes evides

Cargo Pier, Midway, 30 feet

CHEEKSPOT SCORPIONFISH

Rare around the Main Hawaiian Islands but locally common in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Japan.  Greenish or reddish brown with red eyes and a dark spot on the gill cover.  Attains 4 inches.  Occurs in scattered subtropical areas of the Indo-Pacific.  Formerly known as Scorpaenodes littoralis.