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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
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
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  
Original Genus Species   Scorpaena megalepis
OriginalSubGenus   Scorpaena
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1938
Original Family  
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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bufo Scorpaena bufo Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Synonym
bulacephala Scorpaena bulacephala Motomura [H.], Last [P. R.] & Yearsley [G. K.] 2005Valid
burra Scorpaena burra Richardson [J.] 1842Uncertain
bynoensis Scorpaena bynoensis Richardson [J.] 1845Synonym
calcarata Scorpaena calcarata Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1882Valid
canariensis Scorpaena canariensis (Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878)Valid
capensis Scorpaena capensis Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
capensis Scorpaena capensis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & von Bonde [C.] 1924Synonym
cardinalis Scorpaena cardinalis Solander [D. C.] & Richardson [J.] in Richardson 1842Valid
carinata Scorpaena carinata Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
castor Scorpaena castor (Poey [F.] 1860)Synonym
chilioprista Scorpaena chilioprista Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838Synonym
chorista Scorpaena chorista Günther [A.] 1860Not available
cocosensis Scorpaena cocosensis Motomura [H.] 2004Valid
colesi Scorpaena colesi Nichols [J. T.] 1914Synonym
colonensis Scorpaena colonensis Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1928Synonym
colorata Scorpaena colorata (Gilbert [C. H.] 1905)Valid
coniorta Scorpaena coniorta (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Synonym
cookii Scorpaena cookii Günther [A.] 1874Synonym
corallicola Scorpaena corallicola (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Synonym
cottoides Scorpaena cottoides Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801Not available
cristulata Scorpaena cristulata (Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1896)Synonym
cruenta Scorpaena cruenta Solander [D. C.] in Richardson 1842Synonym
cyanostigma Scorpaena cyanostigma Bleeker [P.] 1856Synonym
dabryi Scorpaena dabryi Sauvage [H.-E.] 1878Action
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