Golden Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena aurita Click to enlarge image
A Golden Scorpionfish at a depth of 2 m, Horseshoe Reef, in the lagoon at Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, February 2012. Image: Tim Crawford
© Tim Crawford

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    aurita
    Genus
    Parascorpaena
    Family
    Scorpaenidae
Golden Scorpionfish, Parascorpaena aurita
A Golden Scorpionfish at a depth of 2 m, Horseshoe Reef, in the lagoon at Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, February 2012. Image: Tim Crawford
© Tim Crawford

A Golden Scorpionfish at a depth of 2 m, Horseshoe Reef, in the lagoon at Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, February 2012.

Notes

The species has not previously been recorded from the Tasman Sea. Thank you to Dr Hiroyuki Motomura for identifying the fish.