Scorpaenodes evides (Jordan and Thompson, 1914)

Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 30 July 2006
Location: 
NW Solitary Island
Depth: 
21m
Scorpaenodes evides
Scorpaenodes evides
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Additional Notes: 

Black cheekspot visible on lower rear edge of operculum.

Scorpaenodes evides
Scorpaenodes evides
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
12m
Additional Notes: 

Pale colouration shown here.

Common name: Cheekspot Scorpionfish
Distribution:

Common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-West and Central Pacific. In Australia it is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south to the southern coast of New South Wales.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents rocky reef and boulder areas in depths from 2 to 40m.

Additional Notes:

Colouration may vary depending upon substrate. This species may be overlooked due to its small size and habit of frequenting small caves, crevices and overhangs, often upside down. Grows to 11cm.

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