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Phenacoscorpius

Summary
Phenacoscorpius, the no-lined scorpionfishes, is a genus of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the family Scorpaenidae, the scorpionfishes. They are native to the western Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Taxonomy Phenacoscorpius was first described as a genus in 1938 by the American ichthyologist Henry Weed Fowler when he described Phenacoscorpius megalops from the Philippines which he designated as the type species of the new monotypic genus. The genus name is a compound of phenaco, which means “cheat”, an allusion to the incomplete lateral line of P. megalops, and scorpius, meaning “scorpion”, as this is a scorpionfish. Species Phenacoscorpius contains, as of January 2022, seven recognized species:
  • Phenacoscorpius adenensis Norman, 1939
  • Phenacoscorpius eschmeyeri Parin & Mandritsa, 1992
  • Phenacoscorpius longilineatus Motomura, Causse & Struthers, 2012
  • Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last, 2009 (Longs
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