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Ostichthys hypsipterygion  Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Highfin 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: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 270 - 355 m (Ref. 114923).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: Japan and Chesterfield Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28618)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 3½ scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin; spineless at anterior end of nasal bones of adults; no enlarged spine at the corner of preoperculum; 28-29 lateral line scales; D XII,13, last two dorsal-fin spines subequal; pectoral-fin rays 15; height of second suborbital bone below center of eye about 3.6-4.9 in orbit diameter; median prepelvic scales 12; gill rakers 8 + 13; snout length 4.8-5.6 in HL; anterior end of palatine tooth patches do not reach the level of vomerine tooth patches; dorsal profile of head is slightly convex; depth of body 2.1-2.6 in SL; head length 2.4-2.6 in SL; least depth of caudal peduncle 4.3-4.4 in HL; colour when fresh reddish with a series of relatively narrow silvery white dashes (middle of each scale has a horizontal streak nearly full-width of scale), forming whitish stripes on body (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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 14.7 - 24.3, mean 20 (based on 140 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00686 - 0.04609), 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 (15 of 100) .