Setarches guentheri   Johnson,  1862 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Maximum 20 cm SL; common to 8 cm

Color: Body greyish or pinkish.

Head cavernous, with weak ossification; top of head scaleless; second preopercular spine subequal to, or longer than first and third preopercular spines; anteriormost preorbital spine on lacrimal as long as the posterior two. Dorsal fin usually with 12 spines and 10 segmented rays; anal fin with 3 spines and 5 segmented rays; pectoral fin rays 20 to 25. Body covered with tiny cycloid scales. Lateral line a continuous trough covered by thin membranous scales which lack distinct tubes (often lost during capture).

Synonym (s)
Bathysebastes albescens Doderlein, 1884
Scorpaena remigera Gilbert & Cramer, 1897
Sebastes albescens (Doderlein, 1884)
Setarches fidjiensis Gunther, 1878
Setarches guntheri Johnson, 1862
Setarches marleyi Fowler, 1935
Setarches parmatus Goode, 1881
Setarches remiger (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

Common Name (s)
• Deepwater Scorpionfish (English)
• Channeled Rockfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marketed fresh in small quantities)

Habitat:  Benthic


• West Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 4 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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