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Ostichthys kaianus (Günther, 1880)
Kai Islands Squirrelfish; Kai Soldierfish; Myripristis kaianus Günther, 1880; Deepwater Soldier

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beryciformes  
 Family Holocentridae  
 Genus Ostichthys  
  Ostichthys kaianus    (Günther, 1880) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Myripristis guezei Myripristis kaianus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002) Fishbase(2008) Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen and R. C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 13 soft rays; anal fin with IV spines and 11 soft rays. Body red, with a series of silvery white streaks forming a longitudinal white line along each row of scales, fins reddish white. 
Habitat: Attains max size 36 cm TL. Inhabit bathydemersal marine environment, depth range 310 - 640m. 
Distribution: Indian Ocean: Reunion and northwestern Australia. Weston Pacific: Indonesia and New Guinea, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia. 
Utility: Commercial species, edible. 
Name Code: 380925
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Ostichthys kaianus (Günther , 1880)

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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: Günther .

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 182 - 640 m (Ref. 114923 ).   Deep-water

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Indo-Pacific: Réunion to western Australia, Indonesia, and New Guinea, north to the South China Sea and Ryukyu Islands of Japan, east to Samoa.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4201 ); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: 2½ scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin; anal fin origin beneath spinous portion of dorsal fin; upper procurrent spiniform caudal-fin rays 4 and lower 3; no half scale anterior to the first lateral-line scale; pectoral-fin rays 15-17 (usually 16); lateral-line scales 28-30 (usually 28, rarely 30); dorsal profile of head slightly convex; gill rakers 7-9 + 14-16; the last dorsal-fin spine is about equal in length to penultimate spine; space between last dorsal-fin spine and first dorsal-fin ray about half as broad as space between last two dorsal-fin spines; depth of body 2.05-2.2 in SL; head length 2.15-2.4 in SL; snout short, 4.2-4.9 in HL; least depth of caudal peduncle 3.8-4.6 in HL; colour when fresh is 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)

Seen in coelacanth caves at 182 and 192 m (Ref. 58472 ).

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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. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Updated: 2020-03-31 23:03:53 gmt
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