Pontinus furcirhinus  Garman, 1899

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
More on author: Garman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 300 m (Ref. 55763).   Deep-water; 25°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body and head slightly compressed; body depth contained 2.9 times in standard length; eyes large, their diameter greater than snout length; inter-orbital space narrow, usually less than half eye diameter; tip of maxilla reaching posterior rim of the eye; third dorsal spine prolonged and straight; pectoral fins with 17 rays; medium sized ctenoid scales; lateral scales fewer 60; body uniformly reddish with small, irregular, brown or olive green spots on the dorsal region (Ref. 55763).

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Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico to Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Have a thick glandular tissue on posterior margin of fin spines which is believed to be venomous (Ref. 57406).

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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. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 57406)




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00708 - 0.02692), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.