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Parascorpaena mossambica  (Peters, 1855)

Mozambique scorpionfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Mozambique scorpionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154). Also Ref. 1602, 90102.
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Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
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Issue
Distribution of this species probably include those referring to Parascorpaena armata. Please send references.

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 18 m (Ref. 9710)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to Izu Islands, south to Australia; throughout Micronesia (Ref. 1602). Specimens from the Pacific Ocean, currently regarded as P. mossambica, are most likely to be P. armata (H. Motomura, unpubl. data). The name, P. mossambica., remains valid for specimens from the Indian Ocean (Ref. 86966).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Supraocular tentacles well developed (Ref. 37816, 48635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits areas with mixed sand and rubble in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Hides during the day, ventures out in the open at night. Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406). Solitary (Ref 90102).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 2334)



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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5078 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.6   ±0.6 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 (28 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High