Rhinopias cea Randall & DiSalvo, 1997
Cea's scorpionfish
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Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  20.2 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: known only from the holotype collected at Easter Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. 4th dorsal spine longest (Ref. 26890). Brownish orange-red, finely mottled with pale and blotched with dark brown, most conspicuous marking being two dark blotches on body above pectoral fin (Ref. 26890).
Biology:  Known only from the holotype taken by hand from rocky bottom (Ref. 26890).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 March 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.11.98

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