Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Holocentriformes
(Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Holocentridae
(Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Ostichthys: Greek,osteon = bone + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); convexus: Name for the convex front of the head; specific epithet is treated as masculine singular adjective..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 116 - 129 m (Ref. 114923). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Indian Ocean: Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114923)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 3½ scales above lateral line to middle of spinous portion of dorsal fin; anterior nasal bone without a spine extending beyond median upper lip; absence of a spine at corner of preoperculum; lateral-line scales 28-29; height of suborbital bone below center of eye about 1/4-1/3 of eye diameter; the last dorsal-fin spine is shorter than penultimate spine; pectoral-fin rays 16-17; lower gill rakers 13 including rudiments; opercular scale rows 4; distance from lower edge of maxilla to top of eye 1.6 in HL; length of third anal-fin spine 2.6 in HL; when fresh, colour pinkish red on dorsal half of head and body, ventral half silvery (Ref. 114923).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Greenfield, D.W., J.E. Randall and P.N. Psomadakis, 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species in Myanmar. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:1-33. (Ref. 114923)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00702 - 0.04506), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).