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Free Content Three New Scorpionfishes of the Genera Pontinus, Phenacoscorpius and Idiastion from the Western Atlantic Ocean

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Three new species of scorpionfishes are described: Pontinus helena from off Venezuela, Phenacoscorpius nebris from the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, and Idiastion kyphos from the southeastern Caribbean Sea. The genus Idiastion is described as new. Phenacoscorpius nebris represents the first record of this Indo-Pacific genus in the Atlantic Ocean. Nomenclatural problems in the genus Pontinus are discussed and three nominal genera are synonymized with Pontinus.

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Publication date: 1965-09-01

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