Pterois miles

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Pterois miles


Taxonavigation: Scorpaenoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Scorpaeniformes
Subordo: Scorpaenoidei

Familia: Scorpaenidae
Subfamilia: Pteroinae
Genus: Pterois
Species: P. miles


Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828)

Type material: No types known. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:159 is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639. See Kochzius et al. 2003:401. See Hare & Whitfield 2004:2.

Type locality: South coast of Sri Lanka [eastern Indian Ocean].


Primary references[edit]

  • Bennett, J.W. 1828–1830. A selection from the most remarkable and interesting fishes found on the coast of Ceylon. London. First Edition: i–viii + 30 unnumbered pp., Pls. 1–30. BHL Reference page
  • Fricke, R. 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez). An annotated checklist with descriptions of new species. [Theses Zoologicae v. 31.] Koenigstein (Koeltz Scientific Books). i–viii + 1–759. Reference page.  [see page 159]
  • Fricke, R. 2000. Invalid neotypes. Copeia 2000(2): 639–640. hdl: 1448/230 [not seen] Reference page.  [see page 639]
  • Kochzius, M., Söller, R., Khalaf, M.A. & Bohm, D. 2003. Molecular phylogeny of the lionfish genera Dendrochirus and Pterois (Scorpeanidae, Pteroinae) based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 28: 396–403. Reference page.  [see page 401]
  • Hare, J.A. & Whitfield, P.E. 2004. An integrated assessment of the introduction of lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles complex) to the Western Atlantic Ocean. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS No. 2 (for Dec. 2003): i–iv + 1–21. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: Duiwel-vuurvis
čeština: Perutýn žoldnéř
dansk: Indisk dragefisk
Deutsch: Rotfeuerfisch
English: Red Fionfish
eesti: India tiibkala
français: Rascasse volante
עברית: זהרון
polski: Skrzydlica wachlarzopletwa
português: Peixe-fogo diabo
ไทย: ปลาสิงโตธรรมดา
Türkçe: Şeytan aslan balığı
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