Pontinus leda Eschmeyer, 1969
Speckled deepwater scorpionfish
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Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  27 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 91 - 400 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: southern Gulf of Guinea to southwest Africa (0°02'S to 18°45'S).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 4-5. Reddish in color with black specks on dorsolateral part of head, body, dorsal fin and caudal fin (Ref. 4313).
Biology:  Occurs over soft bottoms (Ref. 4510).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 July 2012 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.03.96
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.09.98
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 08.01.97

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