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Ectreposebastes imus Garman, 1899
MIDWATER SCORPIONFISH
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Ectreposebastes  
  Ectreposebastes imus    Garman, 1899 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text) Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002) Fishbase(2008)
Character: Dorsal fin with XI-XII spines and 9-11 soft rays; anal fin wiht III spines and 5-7 soft rays. Swim bladder lacking or rudimentary; bones poorly ossified; spine weak and usually broken during capture; scales thin and deciduous, and white body musculature soft and flabby. Lateral line more or less a continuous trough covered by thin membranous scales, usually lost during capture. Body is black in small specimens; maroon and black in adults. Buccal cavity black with patches of bright orange and red in life; pharyngeal teeth red or orange. 
Habitat: Inhabits bathypelagic; deepwater marine environment; depth range 150 - 2000 m. Among all scorpionfishes, it is structurally best adapted for mid-water existence. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, amphipods and sergestid shrimps. 
Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and temperate waters. Eastern Atlantic: tropical western Africa. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico to Suriname. 
Utility: Not commerical fishery species. 
Name Code: 382833
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