Pontinus nigropunctatus (Günther, 1868)
St. Helena deepwater scorpionfish
Pontinus nigropunctatus
photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 146 - 183 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: endemic to St. Helena.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Its soft white flesh is considered excellent eating (Ref. 5288).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 01.09.94

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