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Pontinus sierra
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Pontinus sierra

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Pontinus furcirhinus
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Pontinus furcirhinus
Pontinus vaughani
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Pontinus vaughani

Pontinus sp sftep a
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Pontinus sp_sftep_a
Pontinus furcirhinus
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Pontinus furcirhinus

Pontinus clemensi
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Pontinus clemensi
Pontinus strigatus
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Pontinus strigatus

Pontinus
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Pontinus
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • neck without notch
  • d: xii
  • pectoral: all rays unbranched
  • body scales rough
PONTINUS

SCORPIONFISHES

Head very bony, with numerous spines, without pit behind eye; teeth on roof of mouth at sides but not at front; slit present behind last gill arch; scales rough, present on cheek & behind eye; lateral line with tubes on scales; dorsal XII+11-12; anal III+5; pectoral 15-20 rays, all unbranched.

A worldwide tropical to temperate genus with 17 species; represented in the eastern Pacific by about 8 endemic species, with 6 of those in shallow water in our region.


References
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  • Eschmeyer, W. N., 1969., A systematic review of the scorpionfishes of the Atlantic Ocean (Pisces: Scorpaenidae)., Occ. Papers Calif. Acad. Sci, 79:1-143.
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  • Fitch, J.E., 1955., Ichthyology: Pontinus clemensi, a new scorpaenid fish from the tropical eastern Pacific., J. Wash. Acad.Sci., 45:61-64.
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  • Garman, S., 1899., The Fishes. In: Reports of an exploration off the west coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and off the Galapagos Islands, ... by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer "Albatross," during 1891. L.C.Z.L. Tannar, U.S.N. commanding XXVI., Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 24:432pp.
  • Gilbert, C.H., 1890., A preliminary report on the fishes collected by the steamer "Albatross" on the Pacific coast of North America during the year 1889, with descriptions of twelve new genera and ninety-two new species., Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., 13:49-126.
  • Heller , E. and Snodgrass, R.E., 1903., Papers from the Hopkins Stanford Galapagos expedition, 1898-1899. XV. New fishes., Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci., 5:189-229.
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