Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Scorpaeniformes > Scorpaenidae > Scorpaena > Scorpaena plumieri

Scorpaena plumieri (Pacific spotted scorpionfish; Gurnard; Lion fish; Pacific spotted scorpionfish; Prickly hind; Spotted Scorpionfish; St. Ann's bay; Stinging grouper)

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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Holocentrus rufus (Wrenchman)1


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Hypanus americanus (Kit)[2]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[2]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[1]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Bucephalus scorpaenae[3]
Encotyllabe pricei[3]
Helicometrina nimia[3]
Pseudopecoelus scorpaenae[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo


Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and northern Gulf of Mexico to southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Ascension and St. Helena.;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London