Rhinopias cea  Randall & DiSalvo, 1997

Cea's scorpionfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Rhinopias: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335);  cea: Named after Dr. Alfredo Cea Egaña, in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of the fishes of Easter I., the documentation of their native names, and for his dedication to the people of Rapa Nui as their physician for many years..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 5 m (Ref. 26890).   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.2 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. 4th dorsal spine longest (Ref. 26890). Brownish orange-red, finely mottled with pale and blotched with dark brown, most conspicuous marking being two dark blotches on body above pectoral fin (Ref. 26890).

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Eastern Pacific: known only from the holotype collected at Easter Island.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known only from the holotype taken by hand from rocky bottom (Ref. 26890).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and L.H. DiSalvo, 1997. Rhinopias cea, a new species of scorpionfish from Easter Island. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):1035-1039. (Ref. 26890)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.