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Ostichthys brachygnathus  Randall & Myers, 1993

Shortjaw soldierfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beryciformes (Sawbellies) > Holocentridae (Squirrelfishes, soldierfishes) > Myripristinae
Etymology: Ostichthys: Greek,osteon = bone + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 230 - ? m (Ref. 114923).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Guam to Saipan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 114923)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 5; Anal soft rays: 9. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 2½ scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin; origin of anal fin is beneath soft portion of dorsal fin; upper procurrent spiniform caudal-fin rays 5 and lower rays 4; D XII,12, last spine shortest; A V,9 (holotype appears aberrant in having a fifth anal-fin spine); pectoral-fin rays 16; patch of teeth on vomer V-shaped; head length 2.45 in SL; dorsal profile of head nearly straight, becoming slightly convex on nape; lateral-line scales 27; gill rakers 8 + 15; maxilla not reaching a vertical at posterior margin of orbit; depth of body 2.35 in SL; snout length 4.45 in HL; caudal peduncle very slender 5.05 in HL; colour when fresh is solid red, the centers of scales lighter red than edges (Ref. 114923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Greenfield, D.W., J.E. Randall and P.N. Psomadakis, 2017. A review of the soldierfish genus Ostichthys (Beryciformes: Holocentridae), with descriptions of two new species in Myanmar. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 26:1-33. (Ref. 114923)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00689 - 0.04588), b=3.02 (2.79 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .