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  • no pit behind eyes
    ridge under eye - 3 spines
    D 9.5
    scales rough
    Neomerinthe beanorum, Spotwing scorpionfish
    snout 0.7-1.3 x eye
    pectoral - central rays longest, upper rays branched
    40-45 rows scales above LL
  • no pit behind eyes
    ridge under eye - 3 spines
    D 10.5
    LL under soft D: 3 dark spots
    scales rough
    Neomerinthe hemingwayi, Spinycheek scorpionfish
    snout 1.1-1.7 x eye
    pectoral - central rays longest, upper rays branched
    60-70 scale rows above LL