Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Phenacoscorpius  
  Phenacoscorpius megalops  Fowler, 1938 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaenopsis stigma  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines 5 soft rays. Lachrymal bone consisting of 2 spines over maxillary, first as a broad lobe, second as a broad spine pointing down; well marked suborbital ridge with 5 or 6 or more spines; second preopercle spine small or absent. Distinguished from other Hawaiian scorpionfishes by having only the anterior 4 or 5 tubed lateral line scales present, with the remainder of the lateral line absent; and presence of large melanophores on the caudal peduncle. 
Habitat: Inhabit bathydemersal marine environment; depth range 68 - 622 m. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines, Taiwan, the East Indies and Hawaii and New Zealand. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382858
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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