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Pontinus clemensi  Fitch, 1955

Mottled scorpionfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 91 - 110 m (Ref. 38398).   Tropical, preferred ?; 3°N - 2°N

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Southeast Pacific: Colombia, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and northern Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 54.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37888); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); max. published weight: 2.6 kg (Ref. ); max. reported age: 8 years (Ref. 72462)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Head and body slightly compressed; body depth contained 2.9 to 3.2 times or more in standard length; eyes moderately large, their length less than or equal to snout length; inter-orbital space wide, generally half the eye diameter; tip of maxilla not reaching posterior rim of the eye; third dorsal spine prolonged, its tip curved slightly forward; pectoral fin with 18 rays; small ctenoid scales; body uniformly reddish with small, irregular, brown or olive green spots on the dorsal region (Ref. 55763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Poss, S.G., 1995. Scorpaenidae. Rascacios, chancharros. p. 1544-1564. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9341)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous




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Fisheries: of no interest
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