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erostris, Scorpaena Alcock [A. W.] 1896:302 [2] [Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 65 (pt 2, No. 3); ref. 91] Off southern Sri Lanka, 6°06'30"N, 81°23'00"E, Investigator station 59, depth 34 or 42 fathoms. Lectotype: ZSI F 12977. Paralectotypes: ZSI F 12978 (1). Type catalog: Menon & Yazdani 1968:155 [ref. 20743]. On p. 2 of separate. Figured in Alcock 1898: Pl. 18 (fig. 6) [ref. 20534]. Lectotype selected by Motomura et al. 2015:530 [ref. 33980]. •Valid as Neomerinthe erostris (Alcock 1896) -- (Motomura et al. 2011:60 [ref. 31308] with possible synonyms, Motomura et al. 2015:530 [ref. 33980], Fricke et al. 2018:130 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:53 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Neomerinthe erostris (Alcock 1896). Scorpaenidae: Scorpaeninae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to French Polynesia, north to Taiwan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.