Pterois paucispinula

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Taxonavigation: Scorpaenoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: 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: Pterois paucispinula


Pterois paucispinula Matsunuma & Motomura, 2014

  • Holotype: BSKU 61062.
  • Paratypes: (36).

Type locality: Kashiwa-jima Island, Kochi Prefecture, Japan.

Etymology: The specific name paucispinula is derived from Latin for ‘‘few spines’’ in reference to the small number of spinules on the head and body ctenoid scales, in contrast to its closely related congener Pterois mombasae.

Vernacular names[edit]

日本語: Mizuhiki-minokasago


  • Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H., 2014: Pterois paucispinula, a new species of lionfish (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from the western Pacific Ocean. Ichthyological Research 62 (3): 327–346. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-014-0451-6