Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Neomerinthe  
  Neomerinthe megalepis  (Fowler, 1938) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaena megalepis  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Fishbase(2008)
Chen, L. C. (1981) Scorpaenid fishes of Taiwan. Q. J. Taiwan Mus. (Taipei) v. 34 (nos. 1/2): 1-60
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20(19). This species have the same number of suborbital ridge and anterior opercular spine with Neomerinthe procurva; the distance of spines of preopercular spines longer than other two species. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment; maximum size 9.4 cm SL. Other biology imformation is unclear yet. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382848
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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