Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Eschmeyeridae
Etymology: Eschmeyer: Obviously taken from William N. Eschmeyer, contemporary ichthyologist (Ref. 45335); nexus: From features of the species which suggest close relationship to several groups of scorpaenids ('nectere' = to tie or connect); noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range 27 - 43 m (Ref. 35988). Tropical, preferred ?
Western Central Pacific: Fiji.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35988)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 25. Anterior end of isthmus without fleshy papillae. Gill membranes not broadly united to isthmus (Ref. 39602). Frontal and parietal bones strongly ossified. Preorbital spines absent. Anterior dorsal-fin spines extremely short. Fin rays unbranched. Scales absent except on the lateral line; 10 tubed scales, posteriormost on base of caudal fin; without spinous projections. Pelvic fin membrane adnate to body, fused to membrane of opposite side. Pectoral fin lacking a detached ray (Ref. 35988).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Poss, S.G. and V.G. Springer, 1983. Eschmeyer nexus, a new genus and species of scorpaenid fish from Fiji. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 96(2):309-316. (Ref. 35988)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .