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Apistus carinatus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Ocellated waspfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Longfin waspfish, Long-finned waspfish, Ocellated waspfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Museum: LPPL JIF19 (TGT1198). Found from North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 4716, 90102.
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: Johnson, J.W., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Apistidae (Wasp scorpionfishes)
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635); common length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3503)

Environment

Marine; demersal; depth range 14 - 60 m (Ref. 30573), usually 15 - 50 m (Ref. 4313)

Climate / Range

Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and the Persian Gulf south to Natal, South Africa and east to India and the Philippines, north to China and Japan, south Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 6 - 8. Bluish grey in color, belly pale; large black spot on rear half of spinous dorsal (Ref. 4313).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits soft bottoms of the continental shelf. Primarily known from trawls over prawn-grounds but divers looking in suitable habitats can come across them, especially at night. During the day it buries itself deep in the sand with just the eyes exposed. When disturbed, it spreads its long pectoral fins with the bright upper color to deter predators. It uses its fins to corner prey and has sensitive barbels below the mouth to detect those buried in the substrate (Ref. 48635). Fin spines venomous (anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406)) (Ref. 30573). Sold in small quantities either fresh or dried and salted in markets. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4716)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 1.1250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown