Phylum: Chordata Haeckel, 1874
Class: Actinopterygii Klein, 1885
Order: Scorpaeniformes Green wood et al. 1966
Family: Peristediidae Jordan and Hubbs, 1925
Genus: Scalicus Jordan, 1923
Scalicus orientalis (Fowler, 1938)
Collection: Andaman Sea (7⁰ 6′ N, 93⁰ 3′ E), 388-402 m, December 2011.
Voucher No.: CMLRE 2929024
Description: Two little long, broad, isosceles-triangular rostral projections; six lip barbels, longest filamentous barbel (with blackish flaps) reaches beyond the anus. Three barbels on chin; antrose spines on upper lateral bony plates of caudal peduncle. Head and body uniform red color. Ventral surface pale red, spinous dorsal, distal half of longest barbel blackish.
Distribution: Andaman Sea, Philippines, Tosa Bay, East China Sea and Indonesia in 350-500 m depths.
Identified by: Rajeesh Kumar M P
Publication: Rajeesh Kumar M. P, Vinu Jacob, Sumod K. S. Hashim M., Sanjeevan V. N., Sudhakar M. (2016) Fishes of the family Peristediidae (Pisces: Scorpaeniformes) from Indian waters with four new records. South Indian Journal of Biological Sciences 2.4 (2016): 404-414.