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Ostichthys acanthorhinus  Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Spinesnout soldierfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Ostichthys: Greek,osteon = bone + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 200 - 600 m (Ref. 114923).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: northern Indian Ocean from the Arabian Sea to Myanmar, including the Red Sea; throughout Indonesia to the northern coast of Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5978)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin 3½; anterior end of each the nasal bone with a sharp forward-directed spine; presence of a spine at corner of preoperculum; dorsal profile of head uniformly convex; pectoral-fin rays 16 or 17 (usually 16); lateral-line scales modally 29; gill rakers 10-12 + 16-18; last dorsal-fin spine is slightly longer than penultimate spine; depth of body 2.0-2.1 in SL; head length 2.2-2.3 in SL; snout short, 5.15-6.0 in HL; least depth of caudal peduncle 4.6-5.05 in HL; colour when fresh entirely red without white markings (Ref. 114923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Greenfield, D.W., J.E. Randall and P.N. Psomadakis, 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species in Myanmar. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:1-33. (Ref. 114923)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00686 - 0.04609), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .