New record of the flasher scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910 (Scorpaeniformes, Scorpaenidae) from Indian waters

  • Muddula Krishna Naranji Department of Marine Living Resources, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Govinda Rao Velamala Department of Marine Living Resources, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sujatha Kandula Department of Marine Living Resources, College of Science and Technology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, Andhra Pradesh, India
Keywords: New record, flasher scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis macrochir, Scorpaenidae, India

Abstract

Based on two specimens of the flasher scorpionfish, species of Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910 (85-96 mm, TL) collected from the Visakhapatnam coastal waters, India, we described S. macrochir as the new record from Indian waters. This species is characterized by having 12 dorsal spines, medial surface of pectoral fins with a black subterminal band along entire margin of fin; supraorbital spine ending in a single spinous point and unserrated ocular spines. Nasal spines usually divided into two to six small points. The present study describes full description of the species with illustrations.

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Published
2017-03-03
How to Cite
Naranji, M. K., Velamala, G. R., & Kandula, S. (2017). New record of the flasher scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis macrochir Ogilby, 1910 (Scorpaeniformes, Scorpaenidae) from Indian waters. Journal of Fisheries, 5(1), 473-476. Retrieved from https://journal.bdfish.org/index.php/fisheries/article/view/JFish_210