Neosebastes multisquamus Motomura, 2004
Ogasawara gurnard perch
photo by Hayashi, M.

Family:  Neosebastidae (Gurnard scorpionfishes)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 135 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Ogasawara Islands, Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Diagnosis: Underside of mandible with numerous tiny pores, no ridges. Preocular spine divided into 2 points, and flattened anteriorly and posteriorly. Two additional spines present between lacrimal and suborbital ridges. Upper opercular spine simple, tip pointed; midinterorbital space moderately deep, not covered with scales; interorbital ridge indistinct. Pored lateral-line scales 35; longitudinal scale rows 62; scale rows between last dorsal-fin spine origin and lateral line 6. Posterior margin of maxilla reaching a vertical at posterior margin of pupil. Pectoral fin long (2.9 in SL), extending beyond a vertical at origin of last dorsal-fin spine; membrane anterior to sixth dorsal-fin spine extending up to 42% of the spine length; first anal-fin spine 1.6 in third spine; second pelvic-fin soft ray 1.9 in HL. Bilobed portion of swimbladder less than one-third of total swimbladder length. There are no distinct small black spots on head or lateral line (Ref. 54394).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.01.06

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