Scorpaena grattanica Trunov, 2006
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Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  22.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; depth range 120 - 170 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: Grattan Bank, Ascension Island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. This species is distinguished by the following: distinct occipital pit; cycloid scales; tubular scales in lateral line, 23 + 1; vertical rows of scales on body 45 + 4; monotonous yellowish, spotless coloration on the inside of the pectoral fins and their insertions (Ref. 57925).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 29.03.10

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