Occurrence record and range extension of Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978 (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from West Bengal and Odisha, India

Roy, S ; Ray, D ; Mohanty, S R ; Mohapatra, A

Abstract

Present study reports the occurrence of scorpionfish Ebosia falcata Eschmeyer & Rama-Rao, 1978, for the first time from the northern part of the east coast of India (West Bengal and Odisha) based on four specimens (Standard Length: 55 – 73 mm). Description and figures of the species are provided herewith along with the morphometric measurements and meristic counts. 

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Cocks Comb Firefish, First report, Odisha, West Bengal

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