Scorpaenodes rubrivinctus Poss, McCosker & Baldwin, 2010
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 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  10.08 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8.77 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 412 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gal├ípagos and Cocos I. (Costa Rica).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6; Vertebrae: 24-24. 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).
 Biology:  Collected and observed from rocky reefs, often in association with sponges, upon the platform and along the margins of the Gal├ípagos archipelago at 200-412 m; photographed at 160-300 m (Ref. 83997).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.04.10

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