Decoy scorpionfish

Iracundus signifer is a the only member of the genus Iracundus of marine fish.

The Decoy scorpionfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 10 - 70 m environment.

COMMON NAMES: Decoy Scorpionfish; French Poison-scorpion à Piège GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION: NATIVE e.Africa - Pitcairn, Hawai‘i; n. to s.Japan; s. to New Caledonia COOK ISLANDS STATUS: Native; Marine, near-shore, outer reef slope, below 10m, under ledges on sand & rubble. More

* Decoy Scorpionfish , Makua Beach, Island of Oahu * Decoy Scorpionfish - nohu , Halona Blowhole, Island of Oahu * Decoy Scorpionfish - nohu , Halona Blowhole, Island of Oahu More

Decoy Scorpionfishes undulate their spiny dorsal fin as a lure. Most scorpionfishes will leave shelter at night to feed upon large zooplankton or small fish and crustaceans, while the Titan and Devil Scorpionfishes feed upon diurnal reef fishes. More

Others, like the decoy scorpionfish, have a dorsal fin that looks like a swimming fish and acts as a lure, while the weed scorpionfish sways its body to look like a piece of debris. More

Common names

Decoy scorpionfish in English
Hatatatekasago in Japanese (日本語)
Lokaas-skerpioenvis in Afrikaans
Madding-fisk in Danish (dansk)
Nohu in Hawaiian
Poisson-scorpion à piége in French (français)
斑点红鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
斑紀鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
斑纪鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點紅鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
石狗公 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Genus : Iracundus
Species : Iracundus signifer
Authority : Jordan & Evermann, 1903