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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4619.2.7

Redescription of the Indo-West Pacific scorpionfish Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843, a senior synonym of four nominal species (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae)

KUNTO WIBOWO, HIROYUKI MOTOMURA

Abstract


The Indo-West Pacific scorpionfish Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel (1843) is redescribed on the basis of two syntypes and 129 additional specimens from Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia, and a lectotype is proposed. Four nominal species, Scorpaena fimbriata Döderlein in Steindachner & Döderlein, 1884, Scorpaena izensis Jordan & Starks, 1904, Scorpaena hemilepidota Fowler, 1938 and Scorpaenopsella armata Fowler, 1938, are regarded as junior synonyms of Scorpaena neglecta. Morphological changes with growth of S. neglecta are discussed.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Scorpaena fimbriata, Scorpaena izensis, Scorpaena hemilepidota, Scorpaenopsella armata

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