Sebastapistes galactacma Jenkins, 1903
Galactacma scorpionfish
Sebastapistes galactacma
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
 Max. size:  4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range - 200 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Guam, Pohnpei, Hawaii, and Rapa.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Lachrymal spines 2. Only Micronesian Sebastapistes with cycloid to emarginate scales on its sides (Ref. 37816).
 Biology:  Inhabits coral and rubble areas of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602, 58302). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Anterolateral glandular grooves with venom gland (Ref. 57406).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  venomous
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.06.92
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.04.15
 Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.08.94

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