Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and China south to Hong Kong and northern Taiwan.
- Randall, J.E and W.N. Eschmeyer 2001 Revision of the Indo-Pacific scorpionfish genus Scopaenopsis, with descriptions of eight new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (34):79 p. (Ref. 42181) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=42181&speccode=12080
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