Scorpaenodes evides

Cheekspot Scorpionfish | Little Scorpionfish | Shore Scorpionfish
Scorpaenodes evides
Scorpaenodes evides, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Scorpaenodes evides, juvenile, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Scorpaenodes evides, Narooma, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Scorpaenodes evides, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Tom Davis
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Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Fins with small red dashes. Dark spot or blotch on lower corner of operculum. Previously referred to as S. littoralis.


Max Size: 13 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 16.2-25.5°C

Depth: 1-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (12.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland