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Rhinopias

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Scorpaeniformes
Subordo: Scorpaenoidei
Familia: Scorpaenidae
Genus: Rhinopias
Species: R. aphanes - R. argoliba - R. cea - R. eschmeyeri - R. filamentosus - R. frondosa - R. godfreyi - R. xenops

References

* Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (06/2006). [1]

Rhinopias is a genus of scorpionfish, containing six species: the lacey or Merlet's scorpionfish (Rhinopias aphanes), the Easter Island scorpionfish (Rhinopias cea), the Japanese scorpionfish (Rhinopias argoliba), Eschmeyer's Scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri), the weedy scorpionfish (Rhinopias frondosa) and the strange-eyed scorpionfish (Rhinopias xenops)

Like other scorpionfish, Rhinopias utilize camouflage to blend in with their surroundings.

Rhinopias are rare fish, but sometimes appear in the aquarium trade, where they fetch high prices.

References

* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). Species of Rhinopias in FishBase. Mar 2007 version.

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