Genus Parapterois


A genus in the subfamily Pteroinae, with 18-21 pectoral fin rays (some rays branched), two anal-fin spines, and a truncate caudal fin with the upper and lower rays longest in large individuals (Motomura 2004). The genus contains two species, one of which occurs in Australian waters.

Parapterois Bleeker 1876. Type species Pterois heterurus Bleeker 1856.

Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Bleeker, P. 1876. Genera familiae Scorpaenoideorum conspectus analyticus. Verslagen en Mededeelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Afdeeling Natuurjunde). Amsterdam 2 9: 294-300 [296]
Motomura, H. 2004. Morphological comparison of a poorly known scorpionfish, Parapterois macrura, with a related species, P. heterura (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae). Zoological Studies 43(1): 1-7