Idiastion pacificum Ishida & Amaoka, 1992
Flame humpback scorpionsh
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 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  12.84 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 430 m
 Distribution:  North Central Pacific: Kyushu-Palau Ridge and Emperor Seamounts.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: 9 dorsal-fin rays 9; 17-19 pectoral- fin rays; ctenoid scales in interorbital space and cycloid scales on belly; origin of the first dorsal-fin spine is slightly posterior to a vertical drawn through supracleithral spine base; posterior tip of pectoral fin do not reach the anal-fin origin; head length 44.4-46.0% SL (Ref. 91153).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 23.04.98
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.08.12

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