Ebosia is a genus of scorpionfishes native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. Two species have been described since 2014.

Ebosia bleekeri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Pteroinae
Genus: Ebosia
D. S. Jordan & Starks, 1904
Type species
Ebosia bleekeri


There are currently 4 recognized species in this genus:

Image Scientific Name Common Name Distribution
  Ebosia bleekeri (Döderlein (de), 1884) Bleeker's lionfish southern Japan to Hong Kong, Also from Australia, Taiwan, China and Korea
Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama Rao, 1978 Falcate lionfish Somalia, Pakistan and the west coast of India and off the Andaman Sea coast of Thailand.
Ebosia saya Matsunuma & Motomura, 2014[1] Saya lionfish Saya de Malha Bank
Ebosia vespertina Matsunuma & Motomura, 2015 [2] Western falcate lionfish Mozambique and the east coast of South Africa, Madagascar


  1. ^ Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. (2014): A new species of scorpionfish, Ebosia saya (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae), from the western Indian Ocean and notes on fresh coloration of Ebosia falcata. Ichthyological Research, 62 (3): 293-312.
  2. ^ Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. (2015): A new species of scorpionfish, Ebosia vespertina (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae), from the southwestern Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Research, 63 (1): 110-120.