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Phenacoscorpius megalops

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Phenacoscorpius megalops was originally described as Phenacoscorpius megalops by Fowler in 1938. It belongs to the family Scorpaenidae and subfamily Scorpaeninae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Eastern Indian Ocean, Western and Central Pacific, east to Hawaiian Islands.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
AuthorNI   Fowler
Qualification   ---
Year   1938
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily  
Scorpaeninae Scorpaeninae
Genus   Phenacoscorpius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Scorpaenidae
Subfamily   Scorpaeninae
Genus   Phenacoscorpius
Original Name   Phenacoscorpius        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Phenacoscorpius megalops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Phenacoscorpius megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Phenacoscorpius
Original Author   Fowler
Original AuthorWI   Fowler [H. W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1938
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Scorpaeninae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   27 miles southeast of Bagatao Island Light, between Burias and Luzon, Philippines [Burias Pass, Sibuyan Sea, Western Pacific], 12°54'40"N, 123°20'30"E, Albatross station D.5387, depth 209 fathoms.
Types   Paratypes: CAS-SU 40198-200 [ex USNM 136466-68] (2, 1, 1); USNM 136370-86 (0, 5, 1, 3, 3, 2, 2, 5, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1), 136466-68 (0, 0, 0); ZSI [ex USNM 136370] (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:120 [ref. 12291].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 98903
Journal   Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.
Citation   v. 85 (no. 3032)
Page   70
Illustrations   Fig. 30

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


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

Habitat bathydemersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 382 meters.
   
Distribution Eastern Indian Ocean, Western and Central Pacific, east to Hawaiian Islands.

Current Summary   Valid as Phenacoscorpius megalops  Fowler 1938. Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Phenacoscorpius megalops  Fowler 1938 -- (Eschmeyer & Randall 1975:293 [ref. 6389], Paulin 1982:442 [ref. 23678], Paulin et al. 1989:168 [ref. 24556], Poss 1999:2328 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Mandrytsa 2001:277 [ref. 25636], Mundy 2005:326 [ref. 28379], Motomura 2008:776 [ref. 30292], Motomura & Last 2009:27 [ref. 30568], Motomura et al. 2011:64 [ref. 31308], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242]).

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adenensis Phenacoscorpius adenensis Norman [J. R.] 1939Valid
eschmeyeri Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Parin [N. V.] & Mandrytsa [S. A.] in Mandrytsa 1992Valid
longilineatus Phenacoscorpius longilineatus Motomura [H.], Causse [R.] & Struthers [C. D.] 2012Valid
longirostris Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura [H.] & Last [P. R.] 2009Valid
nebris Phenacoscorpius nebris Eschmeyer [W. N.] 1965Valid
nebulosus Phenacoscorpius nebulosus Smith [J. L. B.] 1958Synonym
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