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Title: First record of scorpionfish genus Neomerinthe Fowler, 1935 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from Indian coast
Authors: Ray, Dipanjan
Mohapatra, Anil
Keywords: Scorpaenidae;Neomerinthe megalepis;Digha;Paradip;Bay of Bengal;India
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: First report of the genus Neomerinthe Fowler, 1935 with record of Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler, 1938) from Indian coastal waters is documented. N. megalepis differentiated from other congeneric species of Indian Ocean like N. amplisquamiceps by having 4th dorsal spine longest, lower jaw protruding and flat occiput; N. bauchotae by having a slit behind last hemibranch and more pectoral fin rays; N. rotunda by having lateral lacrimal spine, four suborbital and preopercular spine.
Page(s): 1224-1228
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.44(08) [August 2015]

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