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Rypticus nigripinnis  Gill, 1861

Blackfin soapfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Grammistinae
Etymology: Rypticus: Greek, ryptikos, -e, -on = easy to wash (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 60 m (Ref. 5227).   Tropical

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Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California (rare at Puerto Peñasco) to northern Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5592)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-28; Anal soft rays: 14 - 18; Vertebrae: 24. Sides of body heavily marked with well-defined cream spots on dark background, extending onto head, cheeks and median fins; larger spots frequently ocellated; belly with articulated pattern, cream stripe on nape; dark band running laterally from lips to eye and continuing posteriorly to blend into background anterior to dorsal fin. Body and head, excluding lips and maxillary, with embedded scales. Dorsal spines 2 (rarely 3). Lower jaw not much projecting, lacking fleshy protuberance. Juvenile and adult with 4 large, distinct oval pores along preopercular margin and 4 pairs on ventral surface of lower jaw, except in > 6.5 cm SL specimens, most posterior pair may be divided into a few smaller pores (Ref. 40934).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Little is known about this shy and secretive species. It lies motionless, often on its side, hidden in dark recesses on rocky reefs and along walls during the day. Actively hunts at night, preying on small fish (Ref. 5227).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Thomson, D.A., 1987. Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez. The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 302 p. (Ref. 5592)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: potential
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01738 (0.00665 - 0.04544), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .