Rhinopias xenops (Gilbert, 1905)
photo by Stender, K.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  15.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 59 - 124 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Hawaii and the Kii Peninsula, Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Vertical scale rows about 70-75; lachrymal bone with 2 rounded lobes over maxillary; suborbital ridge with 3 or 4 spines, not well marked and sometimes split, first spine on lateral face of lachrymal bone; compressed head and body, elevated rostrum, long snout (Ref. 10482).
Biology:  Benthic on rocks or coral (Ref. 58302). Rare species (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.06.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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