Rhinopias is a genus of scorpionfish native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Rhinopias
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Weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) taken in Indonesia in 2008
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Scorpaenidae
Subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Genus: Rhinopias
T. N. Gill, 1905

Like other scorpionfish, Rhinopias species are camouflaged to blend in with their surroundings.

Rhinopias command a high price in the aquarium trade.[1]

SpeciesEdit

There are seven recognized species in this genus as of 2017:[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael, Scott (May 2003). "Aquarium Fish: The Rhinopias Spp. – The Ultimate Scorpionfishes". advancedaquarist.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  2. ^ Bailly, Nicolas (2014). Bailly N (ed.). "Rhinopias Gill, 1905". FishBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2017-11-16.