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Ostichthys sandix  Randall, Shimizu & Yamakawa, 1982

Vermilion 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 / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 320 - 400 m (Ref. 10628).   Deep-water

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Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, and French Polynesia..

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10628)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 3½ scales above lateral line to midbase of spinous portion of dorsal fin; spineless at the anterior end of nasal bones of adults or subadults; absence of an enlarged spine at corner of preoperculum; D XII; longest dorsal-fin spine 2.2-2.3 in HL; last two dorsal-fin spines subequal; pectoral-fin rays 16 or 17 (usually 16); 28 lateral-line scales; height of the second suborbital bone is below center of eye 3.7–3.8 in eye diameter; median prepelvic scales 13; gill rakers 7-9 + 15 or 16; least depth of caudal peduncle 4.2-4.45 in HL; dorsal profile of head nearly straight anteriorly, becoming convex on nape; depth of body 2.0-2.1 in SL; head length 2.35-2.5 in SL; snout length 4.65-5.6 in HL; colour when fresh light red (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): 10.6 - 15.7, mean 15.1 (based on 346 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):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .