A New Scorpionfish from Taiwan
The genus Parascorpaena Bleeker 1876 is a group of
shallow-water reef fishes of the Scorpaenidae, comprising 8 valid
species. The new scorpionfish, Parascorpaena poseidon, is observed in
shallow-water of southern Taiwan and has relatively larger body size.
The new species is named after Poseidon, the Greek god of the Sea,
because of its distinct three equal-sized suborbital spines without
ridge, similar to the trident of Poseidon. The new species can be
separated from the two similar species, P. aurita and P. mossambica,
and other congeners based on morphological and molecular data.
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