Brachypterois is a genus of scorpionfishes native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

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Brachypterois serrulata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Brachypterois
Fowler, 1938
Type species
Brachypterois serrulifer
Fowler, 1938
  • Ranipterois Whitley, 1951


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). Species of Brachypterois in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b c Matsunuma, M., Sakurai, M. & Motomura, H. (2013): Revision of the Indo-West Pacific genus Brachypterois (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae), with description of a new species from northeastern Australia. Zootaxa, 3693 (4): 401–440.