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Scorpaena megalepis

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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  
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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furia Scorpaena furia Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847Not available
gaillardae Scorpaena gaillardae Roux [C.] 1954Synonym
galactacma Scorpaena galactacma (Jenkins [O. P.] 1903)Synonym
gasta Scorpaena gasta Motomura [H.], Last [P. R.] & Yearsley [G. K.] 2006Valid
gibbifrons Scorpaena gibbifrons Fowler [H. W.] 1938Synonym
gibbosa Scorpaena gibbosa Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801Synonym
ginsburgi Scorpaena ginsburgi Gunter [G.] 1942Synonym
grandicornis Scorpaena grandicornis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Valid
grandisquamis Scorpaena grandisquamis Ogilby [J. D.] 1910Valid
grattanica Scorpaena grattanica Trunov [I. A.] 2006Valid
gronovii Scorpaena gronovii Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Gronow) 1792Uncertain
guadalupae Scorpaena guadalupae Fowler [H. W.] 1944Synonym
guamensis Scorpaena guamensis Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824Synonym
guttata Scorpaena guttata Girard [C. F.] 1854Valid
haplodactylus Scorpaena haplodactylus Günther [A.] 1860Synonym
hatizyoensis Scorpaena hatizyoensis Matsubara [K.] 1943Synonym
hemilepidota Scorpaena hemilepidota Fowler [H. W.] 1938Valid
histrio Scorpaena histrio Jenyns [L.] 1840Valid
horrida Scorpaena horrida Linnaeus [C.] 1766Synonym
inermis Scorpaena inermis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829Valid
isthmensis Scorpaena isthmensis Meek [S. E.] & Hildebrand [S. F.] 1928Valid
istriensis Scorpaena istriensis Nardo [G. D.] (ex Chiereghini) 1847Not available
izensis Scorpaena izensis Jordan [D. S.] & Starks [E. C.] 1904Valid
jacksoniana Scorpaena jacksoniana Quoy [J. R. C.] & Gaimard [J. P.] 1824Synonym
jacksoniensis Scorpaena jacksoniensis Steindachner [F.] 1866Valid
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