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Pontinus sierra  (Gilbert, 1890)

Speckled 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 ? - 250 m (Ref. 55763).   Tropical, preferred ?; 25°N - 8°N

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Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Panama. Distributional range extends to Peru (Ref. 36715).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6; Vertebrae: 24. Branchiostegal rays: 7 (Ref. 36715).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are demersal while juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 36715). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 36715). Eggs are probably released in buoyant gelatinous mass (Ref. 36715).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 36715).

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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

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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