You can sponsor this page

Scorpaenopsis macrochir  Ogilby, 1910

Flasher scorpionfish
Add your observation in Fish Watcher
Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Scorpaenopsis macrochir   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Videos     Google image
Image of Scorpaenopsis macrochir (Flasher scorpionfish)
Scorpaenopsis macrochir
Picture by Randall, J.E.


Australia country information

Common names: Humpback scorpionfish, Rough humpbacked scorpionfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Type locality, Queensland (Ref. 48635). Known from Rowley Shoals, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Sea (Ref. 1602), including Coral Sea Islands Territory (Ref. 75154); Western Australia (Ref. 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) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 13.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102); common length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 80 m (Ref. 90102)

Climate / Range

Tropical, preferred ?; 35°N - 25°S

Distribution

Pacific Ocean: northwest Australia, Moluccas, and Philippines to the Marquesan and Society islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, and Tonga; Mariana and Caroline Islands in Micronesia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Submarginal black band on inner pectoral fin surface complete; eyes relatively large; snout relatively short; hump on back less obvious as in S. diabolus; SL to 10.4 cm. No black spot nearly as large as eye on inner surface of pectoral fins. A narrow triangular black mark inside mouth at front of upper jaw behind teeth. Ascending process of premaxilla broad, its maximum width 1.4-1.8 in orbit diameter. No series papillae or nodules across interorbital space between supraocular spines. Nasal spine single (Ref 42181).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A rare inhabitant of mixed sand and rubble areas of reef flats and shallow lagoons. Feeds on fishes (Ref. 89972). Usually buries itself in the substrate when in sand or sits amongst rubble where it has good camouflage (Ref. 48635). Anterolateral glandular grooves with venom gland (Ref. 57406). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 1602)



Human uses

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record | Fishtrace

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)
3.9   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

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