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Updated 3/16/2014

Family Scorpaenidae

HAWAII

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.