Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaenodes: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); rubrivinctus: Name from latin 'ruber' for red and 'vinctus' for banded; referring to the color patten of this species. More on authors: Poss, McCosker & Baldwin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 412 m (Ref. 83997). Deep-water
Eastern Pacific: Galápagos and Cocos I. (Costa Rica).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83997); 8.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5 - 6;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is characterized by the following: 18-20 pectoral fin rays with the dorsalmost unbranched rays abruptly longer than the ventralmost branched rays; snout elongated 13-15% SL; dorsal spines relatively elongated; body with distinct broad, orange or orange red vertical bars that extend onto the fins; short nasal spines, bifid or absent in some specimens; suborbital ridge with spines extended laterally to form a shelf; vertical scale rows 43-51 (Ref. 83997).
Collected and observed from rocky reefs, often in association with sponges, upon the platform and along the margins of the Galápagos archipelago at 200-412 m; photographed at 160-300 m (Ref. 83997).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Poss, S.G., J.E. McCosker and C.C. Baldwin, 2010. A new species of Scorpaenodes (Pisces: Scorpaenidae) from the Galápagos and Cocos Islands with discussions of the limits of Scorpaenodes and Thysanichthys. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 61(2):235-264. (Ref. 83997)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.6 - 13.8, mean 12.2 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00696 - 0.04547), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .