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megalepis, Scorpaena Fowler [H. W.] 1938:56, Fig. 22 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 85 (no. 3032); ref. 1426] Vicinity of Hong Kong, China Sea, 21°54'N, 114°46'E, Albatross station D.5305, depth 37 fathoms. Holotype: USNM 98897. Paratypes: (several) USNM. •Valid as Scorpaena megalepis Fowler 1938 -- (Poss & Duhamel 1991:101 [ref. 15728]). •Valid as Sebastapistes megalepis (Fowler 1932) -- (Chen et al. 1997:165 [ref. 26476] dated 1932). •Valid as Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler 1938) -- (Poss 1999:2322 [ref. 24796], Poss in Randall & Lim 2000:605 [ref. 25122], Zajonz & Klausewitz 2002:1485 [ref. 26817], Motomura et al. 2011:60, 61 [ref. 31308], Fricke et al. 2011:377 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:81 [ref. 32988], Fricke 2015:3 [ref. 33807], Fricke et al. 2015:3 [ref. 33930]). Current status: Valid as Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler 1938). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific. Habitat: marine.