Matsunuma M., Padate V.P., Motomura H. 2018. Re-assessment of a recent Indian Ocean record of the endemic East Asian species Dendrochirus bellus (Actinopterygii: Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae). Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 48 (1): 79–81.
A review of a recent record of Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan et Hubbs, 1925) from the Gulf of Mannar, south-eastern India, indicated that the specimens on which the record was based were most likely Dendrochirus brachypterus (Cuvier, 1829), conforming to most diagnostic characters of the latter.
India, distribution, identification, Scorpaenidae, Pteroinae