Rhinopias cea, a New Species of Scorpionfish from Easter Island
The scorpion fish Rhinopias cea, an apparent close relative of R. argoliba from Japan, is described from a single specimen collected at Easter Island. It is distinct in having 18 pectoral rays, 56 scales in longitudinal series, no skin flaps on lower jaw, no supraorbital flap or tentacle, and the fourth dorsal spine longest, 2.6 in head; it is brownish orange-red in life, finely mottled with pale and blotched with dark brown, the most conspicuous markings two dark blotches on body above pectoral fin.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: July 1, 1997
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