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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Scorpaenidae


Scorpaenopsis diabolus

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 70 feet


Welles Harbor, Midway Atoll, 30 feet

Pitt Stop, Midway Atoll, 40 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet

Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 60 feet


Kahe point, Oahu, 40 feet


Kewalo Pipe, Oahu, 50 feet


Keaau, Oahu, 50 feet


Poipu, Kauai

Juvenile, Firehouse, Oahu, 25 feet

Juvenile, Sand Island, Oahu, 2 feet

Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 75 feet

 DEVIL SCORPIONFISH      nohu 'omakaha     Oni-kasago

Common on reefs where it effectively blends into the surrounding area.  Thick with a humped back, light brown with dark saddles frequently coated with filamentous or coralline algae.  Underside of pectoral fins orange with black and yellow border, displayed as defensive warning if disturbed.  Attains 12 inches.  Hawai'i and the Indo-Pacific.