Ostichthys sheni  Chen, Shao & Mok, 1990

Shen’s soldierfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Ostichthys: Greek,osteon = bone + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  sheni: Named after Dr. S.C. Shen for his contribution in the fish taxonomic works in Taiwan (Ref. 12543).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114923)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 3½ scale rows above lateral line to base of middle dorsal-fin spines; spineless at anterior end of nasal bones of adults or subadults; D XII,13; longest dorsal-fin spine 1.9-2.3 in HL; last dorsal-fin spine slightly shorter than or equal to penultimate spine; pectoral-fin rays 16-17; height of second infraorbital (below eye center) 3.71-5.42 in eye diameter; prepelvic scales 10-11; gill rakers 6-7 + 11-13; caudal peduncle depth 4.7-4.9 in HL; dorsal profile of head slightly convex; lateral-line scales 28-29 (mostly 29); preopercular scale rows 5; body depth 2.04-2.72 in SL; head length 2.41-2.49 in SL; short snout, 5.40-6.41 in HL; least depth of caudal peduncle 4.70-4.92 in HL; colour when fresh uniformly light red (Ref. 114923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

No depth recorded from the only country (Taiwan) where it was collected (Ref. 114923).

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Greenfield, D.W., J.E. Randall and P.N. Psomadakis, 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species in Myanmar. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:1-33. (Ref. 114923)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00689 - 0.04588), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .