Galapagos Species Database

The Galapagos Species Database shares the information about the species from our Natural History Collections.

Pontinus clemensi Fitch, 1955

Pez brujo, escorpion manchado, Spotted scorpionfish

Stone Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystes) between Floreana and Santa Fe islands, Galapagos. Photo: Salome Buglass, FCD.
Stone Scorpionfish (Scorpaena mystes) between Floreana and Santa Fe islands, Galapagos. Photo: Salome Buglass, FCD.

Length up to 28 cm

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Animalia

Phylum
Chordata

Class
Teleostei

Order
Perciformes

Family
Scorpaenidae

Genus
Pontinus

Species
clemensi

Taxon category: Accepted

Taxon origin: Native

Distribution

Map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

Distribution: Eastern Pacific

References

  • Appeltans, W. Bouchet, P., Boxshall, G.A., Fauchald, K., Gordon, D.P., Hoeksema, B.W., Poore, G.C.B., van Soest, R.W.M., Stöhr, S., Walter, T.C., Costello, M.J. (eds.) (2010) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org.
  • McCosker, J.E. Rosenblatt, R.H. (2010) The fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: an update. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sc., Ser. 4, vol. 61, Suppl. II, no. 11: 167-195.
  • Constant, P. (2007) Marine Life of the Galapagos. The Diver's guide to Fishes, Whales, Dolphins and marine Invertebrates, 307 pp.