English : Eschmeyer’s scorpionfish
French : Poisson scorpion d’Eschmeyer
Class : Teleostei
Order : Perciformes
Family : Scorpaenidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 23 cm in length. Laterally compressed body with very long fins looking like broad leaves. Leaf-like skin-flaps over eyes and near mouth. Coloration generally uniformly pink to dark red. Highly concave snout.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area from East African coasts to Indonesia, west to New Caledonia, south to North Australia, north to Japan. Lives around coral reefs and rubble bottoms, from 18 to 35 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species seems to be locally common over its large range. It has only been assessed recently by IUCN.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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