Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Scorpaeniformes > Family Scorpaenidae > Subfamily Scorpaeninae > Genus Scorpaena

Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Scorpaenaaccepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: shkerpi sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Dutch: schorpioenvis sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: black scorpionfish; black scorpion-fish sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Wheeler, A. (1992). A list of the common and scientific names of fishes of the British Isles. J. Fish Biol. 41(Suppl. A): 1-37
 English-United States: Black Scorpionfish sources: Charles Hussey
 French: racasse noire sources: Davidson, A. (2003). Mediterranean fish cookbook [Mediterraan viskookboek]. Pereboom: Bussum, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-77455-10-8. 436 pp.
 Greek: Μαυροσκορπιός sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): עקרבנון קטן-קשקשים sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: Скорпена sources: A.Boltachev & E. Karpova, IBSS NAS Ukraine
 Turkish: lipsoz sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Морський йорж чорноморський ; Скорпена


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012

additional source

Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology.





External Links

GenBank (34 nucleotides; 21 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (155 publications)
Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)
Marine Life Information Network - UK


Bailly, N. (2014). Scorpaena porcus Linnaeus, 1758. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127247




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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