Neomerinthe folgori (Postel & Roux, 1964)
Folger's scorpionfish
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  59 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 180 - 310 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and off Mauritania; one specimen from northern Namibia (Ref. 4313).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Mostly reddish (Ref. 4313).
 Biology:  Probably found over rough bottom (Ref. 4510).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 01.09.94

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