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Scorpaenodes hirsutus  (Smith, 1957)

Hairy scorpionfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Hairy scorpionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges south to Shark Bay, Western Australia and New South Wales at 35°03'S (Ref. 33390). North-eastern Australia (Ref. 90102). Also Ref. 2334.
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 : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 54 m (Ref. 90102)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 35°N - 25°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesan and Pitcairn islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Australia (Ref. 33390).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5 - 6. Covered with short hairlike filaments (Ref. 37816). With vertical scale rows about 30; usually with 4 spines on suborbital ridge, first on lateral face of lachrymal bone; usually 1 additional spine below suborbital ridge at level between second and third spines; presence of interorbital spines; absence of small spines at midline between tympanic spines (Ref. 10482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 40 m (Ref. 1602). Benthic in coral reefs (Ref. 58302). Venomous spines (Ref. 1602).

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 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.5 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 vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High