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Scorpaenodes guamensis  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Guam scorpionfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Common scorpionfish, Guam scorpionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality of Centropogon echinatus (AMS I. 16353-001, 6.98 cm SL), Endeavour River, Queensland (Ref. 106975). Occurs in Queensland and New South Wales (Ref. 2334); including the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154). Northwest Shelf (Ref. 90102). Also Ref. 1602, 33390, 37816.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Johnson, J.W., 1999
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 : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 106975), usually 0 - 5 m (Ref. 89972)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 35°N - 40°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: from the east coast of Africa and the Red Sea east to the Society Islands.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Thie species is distinguished by the following set of characters: pectoral-fin rays 17-20 (mode 18), some rays branched in specimens over ca. 40 mm SL; dorsal-fin soft rays 7-9 (8); scale rows in longitudinal series 40-46 (43); underside of lower jaw scaleless; gill rakers 11-15 (13); with nasal spine; lateral lacrimal spine is usually present; suborbital spines 2, first spine below eye, second spine at end of suborbital ridge; no interorbital and coronal spines; opercle with a large dark blotch; no dark blotch on subopercle or spinous portion of dorsal fin (Ref. 106975).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rock crevices in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Feeds mainly at night on small shrimps, crabs, and polychaetes. Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406). Solitary and cryptic (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 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High