Trachyscorpia osheri McCosker, 2008
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Family:  Sebastidae (Rockfishes, rockcods and thornyheads), subfamily: Sebastolobinae
Max. size:  14.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 402 - 515 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific:: Galápagos Islands
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by D XII, 9; vertebrae 25; presence of tympanic spines; well-developed upper-jaw lip, covering most of premaxillary band laterally; scales on lateral surface of maxilla absent; longitudinal scale rows about 59-60; second pelvic fin ray the longest; deeply notched pectoral fin, length of 11th ray 65% of that of 17th ray; deep body, its depth 37-39% SL; large orbit diameter, 14-15%SL; slightly convex head profile; no swimbladder; color reddish with white and black markings and smudges on portions of head, dorsal surface of flanks and fins (Ref. 75873).
Biology:  Observed to inhabit boulder and sediment-laden bottoms, sitting along 30°-45° slopes (Ref. 75873).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 20.06.08
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.07.08

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