Ostichthys kaianus   (Gunther,  1880) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

Color: Body red, with a series of silvery white streaks forming a longitudinal white line along each row of scales, fins reddish white.

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 13; Anal spines: 4; Anal soft rays: 11.

Dioecious, external fertilization, nonguarders, open water/substratum egg scatterers.

Synonym (s)
Myripristis kaianus Gunther, 1880
(Senior synonym)
Myripristis guezei Postel, 1962
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans, bony fish


Literature Source(s)
  • Randall, JE; Shimizu, T and Yamakawa, T (1982) A revision of the holocentrid fish genus Ostichthys, with descriptions of four new species and a related new genus 29(1) Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR11900009315
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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