Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Rhinopias: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); cea: Named after Dr. Alfredo Cea Egaña, in recognition of his contribution to the knowledge of the fishes of Easter I., the documentation of their native names, and for his dedication to the people of Rapa Nui as their physician for many years. More on authors: Randall & DiSalvo.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 26890). Subtropical
Eastern Pacific: known only from the holotype collected at Easter Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.2 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 89467)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Known only from the holotype taken by hand from rocky bottom (Ref. 26890).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and L.H. DiSalvo, 1997. Rhinopias cea, a new species of scorpionfish from Easter Island. Bull. Mar. Sci. 60(3):1035-1039. (Ref. 26890)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .