Wednesday, June 19, 2019

[Ichthyology • 2019] Redescription of the Indo-West Pacific Scorpionfish Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae), A Senior Synonym of Four Nominal Species

Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

in Wibowo & Motomura, 2019.

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

 Kunto Wibowo and Hiroyuki Motomura. 2019. Redescription of the Indo-West Pacific Scorpionfish Scorpaena neglecta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843, A Senior Synonym of Four Nominal Species (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae).  Zootaxa. 4619(2); 311–329. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4619.2.7

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