Pontinus vaughani Barnhart & Hubbs, 1946
Spotback scorpionfish
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Max. size:  44.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Baja California, Mexico and the Clipperton, Clarion and Revillagigedo islands.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Considered a good food fish (Ref. 9341).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.07.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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