Scorpaenodes bathycolus Allen & Erdmann, 2012
Scorpaenodes bathycolus
photo by Allen, G.R. & M. Erdmann

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  6.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 60 m
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5; Vertebrae: 25-25. Description: Characterized by generally blotchy reddish color with scattered brown spots and streaks; translucent median fins with red stripes or bars; elongated middle pectoral rays; nasal spines absent; relatively long dorsal spines, longest is 3.2-3.3 in HL; relatively deep bodied, greatest depth 3.1-3.2 in SL; vertical scale rows 32; longitudinal scale rows above lateral line 5, below lateral line 12, vertebrae 25; dorsal rays XIII,8; anal rays III,5; pectoral rays 15 (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Occurs in relatively flat or gradually sloping sand-rubble bottom with scattered rock and coral outcrops in 60 m depth (Ref. 90102).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.04.13
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 10.04.13

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