Iso nesiotes Saeed, Ivantsoff & Crowley, 1993
Samoan surf sardine
Iso nesiotes
photo by FAO

Family:  Isonidae (Isonids)
Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: American Samoa and Pitcairn Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 20-25. Ramus of the ascending process of premaxilla with slight rounded elevation representing postmaxillary process. Dorsal edge of opercle with notch but no process above it.
Biology:  Inhabits surf and waves around rocky headlands and reefs. Nothing is known of the biology of this species (Ref. 9769).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 28.10.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.07.13

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