Pontinus rhodochrous (Günther, 1872)
photo by Trevor, M.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 223 - 369 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna Is. (Ref. 86966). Widespread throughout the region and conspecific with Pontinus tentacularisand possibly Pontinus macrocephalus (Poss, pers. comm.).
Biology:  Max. length (Michael N. Trevor, pers. comm., 1999).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.07.00
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.02.15

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