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Pterois russelii  Bennett, 1831

Plaintail turkeyfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Largetail turkeyfish, Plaintail firefish, Plaintail lionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Western Australia (Ref. 33390). Northern Australia (Ref. 90102). Also Ref. 4690, 33390, 45255.
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) > Pteroinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 60 m (Ref. 74961), usually 20 - ? m (Ref. 9710)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 40°N - 40°S

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Persian Gulf and East Africa to New Guinea, south to Western Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished by having no spots on the median fins and generally, its shorter dorsal spines (Ref. 74961).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthic (Ref. 68964). Found on muddy substrates, from well-protected shallow estuaries to quiet, deep offshore reefs (Ref. 9710, 48635). Also found in bays and coastal waters, solitary (Ref 90102).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: public aquariums

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5005 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High