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Dendrochirus zebra  (Cuvier, 1829)

Zebra turkeyfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Butterfly scorpionfish, Dwarf lionfish, Fan dancer
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges south to Shark Bay, Western Australia and Sydney, New South Wales, including Lord Howe Island (Ref. 33390). Reported from the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154). Museum: CSIRO CA1303 (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 1602, 8879, 9002, 37816, 90102.
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: Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. and P.J. Kailola, 1984
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Pteroinae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 80 m (Ref. 30874), usually ? - 60 m (Ref. 37816)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 30°S, 32°E - 163°W

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and Lord Howe Island.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7. Body reddish with 5 dark bars, alternating with thin dark bars in large specimens; median fins with small dark spots; dark spot on cheek (Ref. 4313). Mid-dorsal spines longer than body depth (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on coral, rubble, or rock bottoms of reef flats (Ref. 9710); also in coastal to outer reef habitats in sheltered lagoons and in caves, sometimes in small aggregations. Usually shallow, from 3-60m (Ref. 30874) but also reported to 80 m depth. Pelagic stages travel great distances and expatriate to sub-tropical zones (Ref. 48635). Spawned in captivity (Ref. 37816).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial

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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)
4.0   ±0.66 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)
Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High