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Sebastapistes cyanostigma  (Bleeker, 1856)

Yellowspotted scorpionfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Coral scorpionfish, Yellowspotted scorpionfish, Yellow-spotted scorpionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: A new record for Australia based on Australian Museum specimens. Found in Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (14°40'S) (Ref. 7300); Timor Sea reefs (Ref. 90102). Also Ref. 2334, 33390, 37816.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
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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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635); common length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 30874), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 37816)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 25°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to the Line Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Samoa and Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6. Yellow and white spots on body; no dark bars on underside of head (Ref. 4313).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in reef crests with rich coral growth (Ref. 48635). Typically found among the branches of Pocillopora corals in surge areas of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602). Also observed between the branches of the fire coral Millepora and Styllophora (Eran Brokovich, pers. comm. 03/02). Solitary or in small groups (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 = 0.5010 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

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 (25 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High