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Scorpaena megalepis


Scorpaena megalepis was originally described as Scorpaena megalepis by Fowler in 1938. It belongs to the family Scorpaenidae and subfamily Scorpaeninae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western Pacific: China Sea, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
Species   megalepis
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
AuthorNI   Fowler
Qualification   ---
Year   1938
Status   Synonym
Class   Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Scorpaeninae Scorpaeninae
Genus   Scorpaena
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Scorpaeninae
Genus   Scorpaena
Original Name   Scorpaena        
Taxon Name   megalepis
Original Combination   Scorpaena megalepis
Original Genus   Scorpaena
Original Genus Species   Scorpaena megalepis
OriginalSubGenus   Scorpaena
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1938
Original Family   Scorpaenidae
Original SubFamily   Scorpaeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Vicinity of Hong Kong, China Sea, 21°54'N, 114°46'E, Albatross station D.5305, depth 37 fathoms.
Types   Paratypes: (several) USNM.
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 98897
Journal   Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.
Citation   v. 85 (no. 3032)
Page   56
Illustrations   Fig. 22

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Neomerinthe megalepis
Current Species   megalepis
Current Genus   Neomerinthe
Current AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Current AuthorNI   Fowler
Current Year   1938
Current Family   Scorpaenidae
Current Subfamily   Scorpaeninae Scorpaeninae

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Distribution   Western Pacific: China Sea, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Current Summary   Synonym of Neomerinthe megalepis  (Fowler 1938). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae.
Name History   • Valid as Scorpaena megalepis  Fowler 1938 -- (Poss & Duhamel 1991:101 [ref. 15728]). • Valid as Sebastapistes megalepis  (Fowler 1932) -- (Chen et al. 1997:165 [ref. 26476] dated 1932). • Valid as Neomerinthe megalepis  (Fowler 1938) -- (Poss 1999:2322 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Zajonz & Klausewitz 2002:1485 [ref. 26817], Motomura et al. 2011:60, 61 [ref. 31308], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:81 [ref. 32988]).

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Hierarchy  Hierarchy
First Publication  First Publication
Species Links  Species Links
Name Combinations   Name Combinations
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axillaris Scorpaena axillaris Bliss [R.] 1883Synonym
azorica Scorpaena azorica Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1969Valid
bakeri Scorpaena bakeri Seale [A.] 1901Synonym
ballieui Scorpaena ballieui Sauvage [H.-E.] in Vaillant & Sauvage 1875Synonym
bandanensis Scorpaena bandanensis Bleeker [P.] 1851Synonym
barathri Scorpaena barathri Hector [J.] 1875Synonym
barbata Scorpaena barbata Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Gronow) 1788Synonym
barbata Scorpaena barbata Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
barbata Scorpaena barbata Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Synonym
barffi Scorpaena barffi Curtiss [A.] 1944Synonym
bellicosa Scorpaena bellicosa Castelnau [F. L. de] 1875Synonym
bergi Scorpaena bergi Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900Spelling
bergii Scorpaena bergii Evermann [B. W.] & Marsh [M. C.] 1900Valid
biaculeata Scorpaena biaculeata Kuhl [H.] & van Hasselt [J. C.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Not available
bicapillata Scorpaena bicapillata Shaw [G.] 1803Synonym
bicirrata Scorpaena bicirrata Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801Synonym
bicolorata Scorpaena bicolorata Nardo [G. D.] 1827Action
bimaculata Scorpaena bimaculata Kuhl [H.] & van Hasselt [J. C.] in Cuvier 1829Not available
bleekeri Scorpaena bleekeri Day [F.] 1878Action
brachiata Scorpaena brachiata Shaw [G.] 1803Synonym
brachion Scorpaena brachion Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1801Synonym
brachyptera Scorpaena brachyptera Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1965Valid
brasiliensis Scorpaena brasiliensis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Valid
brevispina Scorpaena brevispina Motomura [H.] & Senou [H.] 2008Valid
bucephalus Scorpaena bucephalus Alcock [A. W.] 1896Synonym
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