Spinesnout Squirrelfish, Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa 1982


Other Names: Spinysnout Soldierfish

A Spinesnout Squirrelfish, Ostichthys acanthorhinus, from off Karachi Pakistan. Source: Hamid Badar Osmany / FishBase. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
An entirely red squirrelfish with no white markings.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2019, Ostichthys acanthorhinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1825

Spinesnout Squirrelfish, Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa 1982

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Distribution

Elsewhere the species occurs in the Indo-west Pacific, from the Red Sea, the northern Indian Ocean from the Arabian Sea to Myanmar, and throughout Indonesia to the northern coast of Australia.

Features

Scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin 3½; anterior end of each nasal bone with a sharp forward-directed spine; 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 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 (Greenfield et al. 2017).

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Spinesnout Squirrelfish, Ostichthys acanthorhinus Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa 1982

References


Fricke, R. 2017. Ostichthys kinchi, a new species of soldierfish from New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei: Holocentridae). FishTaxa 2(1): 62-70 See ref online

Greenfield, D.W., Randall, J.E. & Psomadakis, P.N. 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species from Myanmar. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 26: 1–33. http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.344964 Open access

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CAAB Code:37261035

Depth:200-600 m

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