Australian sawcheek scorpionfish, Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura 2013 (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) new record from Indian waters

Muddula Krishna NARANJI, Sujatha KANDUL

Abstract

The Australian sawcheek scorpionfish, Brachypterois curvispina Matsunuma, Sakurai & Motomura, 2013, was collected from Visakhapatnam Fisheries harbour, India. Morphometric, meristic counts and description of the collected specimens as well as a key to species of Brachypterois represented in the catches of Visakhapatnam are presented. The record of B. curvispina from Visakhapatnam coastal waters is a new record for India.

Keywords

Taxonomy, New records, Indian waters, Ichthyogeography.

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