Yellowfin Scorpionfish is a benthic species that occurs in tropical waters of the Indo-west Pacific region.
In Australia it occurs from the north-west shelf of Western Australia. The presence of an individual in Sydney Harbour (see image above) was unexpected.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.