Setarches guentheri Johnson, 1862, Madeira.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Channeled rockfish; French: Rascasse serran; Spanish: Rascacio serrano; Japanese: Shirokasago.
Grows to 9.4 in (24 cm) maximum length. Typically gray or a shade of orange or pink. As is seen with many deepwater fishes, the skeleton is poorly ossified, and the head is cavernous.
Described as the most widely distributed scorpaenoid, because it has been collected worldwide in all tropical and temperate deep waters.
A benthic species that lives on or near the bottom at depths between 591–2,297 ft (180–700 m).
Nothing is known about the
of this species.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Preliminary investigations into the diet of this species suggest that it eats deepwater crustaceans, including oplophorids and amphipods.
Nothing is known.
Not listed by the IUCN.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
No commercial fishery exists for this deepwater species, although it can be found occasionally in eastern Atlantic fish markets.
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