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Ebosia

Summary
Ebosia is a genus of marine ray-finned fishes belonging to the family Scorpaenidae, the scorpionfishes. They are known as falcate lionfishes. They are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Taxonomy Ebosia was described as a genus in 1904 by the American ichthyologists David Starr Jordan and Edwin Chapin Starks in 1904 with Pterois bleekeri, which had been described in 1884 by Ludwig Heinrich Philipp Döderlein from Tokyo, as the type species. This genus is classified within the tribe Pteroini of the subfamily Scorpaeninae within the family Scorpaenidae. The genus name is a latinisation of eboshi, a type of helmet which bears some resemblance to the parietal crests shown by the males in this genus. Species There are currently 4 recognized species in this genus: Characteristics Ebosia lionfishes are characterised by having the bases of the spines on the nuchal, parietal and coronal bones being continuous with the parietal spine being lo
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