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Overview

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Biology

Rare species. Inhabits deeper reefs. Solitary and cryptic, also found in seaward reefs, mainly at oceanic islands, in 1-20m (Ref 90102).
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986 Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific.
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986 Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313)
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Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, western Mascarenes, East Coral Sea, Loyalty Islands, Rotuma, Fiji and Wake Atoll east to Pitcairn Group, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, Taiwan..
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 5
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986 Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313)
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Size

Maximum size: 80 mm TL
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Max. size

8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313))
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986 Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313)
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Diagnostic Description

With dark spots, especially on rear of body and rear fins (Ref. 4313).Description: Characterized by yellowish or tan color with irregular brown bars and blotches and small brown to reddish spots; ctenoid scales; presence of palatine teeth; absence of occipital pit; no coronal spines; suborbital ridge double to below rear edge of eye, one continuing to preopercular margin; five spines in lacrimal, including 2-3 extending over upper jaw; absent or very small tentacle above eye; depth of body 2.8-2.9 in SL (Ref 90102).
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986 Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 90102)
  • Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann 2012 Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
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Depth range based on 44 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 23 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 75
  Temperature range (°C): 22.368 - 28.709
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 0.537
  Salinity (PPS): 34.132 - 35.538
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.531 - 5.032
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.284
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.829 - 4.892

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1 - 75

Temperature range (°C): 22.368 - 28.709

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 0.537

Salinity (PPS): 34.132 - 35.538

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.531 - 5.032

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.108 - 0.284

Silicate (umol/l): 0.829 - 4.892
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sebastapistes tinkhami

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 4 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CACCCTATACCTAGTATTCGGTGCCTGAGCCGGAATAGTCGGCACCGCTCTAAGCCTTCTAATTCGAGCCGAGCTTAGCCAACCCGGCGCCTTACTGGGGGACGACCAGATTTACAATGTGATTGTTACAGCACATGCTTTCGTAATAATCTTTTTTATGGTTATACCAATCATAATTGGAGGGTTTGGAAACTGGCTTATCCCTCTTATAATTGGGGCCCCAGATATAGCCTTCCCCCGAATGAATAACATAAGCTTCTGACTGCTCCCTCCCTCCTTCCTCCTTCTCCTCGCCTCTTCTGGTGTCGAAGCGGGGGCTGGAACCGGTTGGACAGTCTACCCTCCCCTAGCCGGTAACCTGGCCCACGCCGGTGCCTCCGTGGACCTAACCATCTTCTCCCTTCACCTCGCAGGGATTTCATCAATTCTAGGGGCAATTAACTTCATCACCACTATCATTAATATAAAACCCCCTGCTATCTCACAGTATCAGACACCCCTATTCGTCTGAGCTGTTCTCATTACTGCCGTCCTTCTTCTGCTGTCCCTCCCTGTTCTTGCTGCCGGAATTACAATGCTACTCACAGACCGCAACCTGAACACTACTTTCTTCGACCCGGCAGGGGGCGGAGACCCTATTCTATACCAACATCT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sebastapistes tinkhami

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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