Pterois andover  Allen & Erdmann, 2008

Andover lionfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Pteroinae
Etymology: Pterois: Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335);  andover: Named for the Andover group of companies, dedicated to promoting greater public appreciation of the oceans and marine conservation in Asia; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 70 m (Ref. 74961).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102); 16.8 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII,11; A III,7; pectoral rays 12-14 (usually 13); vertical scale rows in longitudinal scale series 62-72; horizontal scale rows above lateral line 9-10; below lateral line 13-15; dorsal spines with narrow, inconspicuous membrane on posterior edge with exaggerated pennant-like flap distally; relatively few dark spots on median fins, 5-28 on dorsal fin, 10-19 on anal fin, and 17-41 on caudal fin; first dorsal spine is relatively short, with an average length of 14.95% of SL (Ref. 74961).

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Western Pacific: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea; also expected from the East Indian region, Sabah and the Philippines.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on or near turbid inshore reefs surrounded by soft sand-mud bottoms, often in the proximity of freshwater discharge (Ref. 74961).

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Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2008. Pterois andover, a new species of scorpionfish (Pisces: Scorpaenidae) from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(3-4):127-138. (Ref. 74961)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 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 vulnerability (12 of 100) .