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Liocranium pleurostigma  (Weber, 1913)

Western Blackspot Waspfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Etymology: Liocranium: Greek, leio = smooth + Greek,kranion = skull (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 12 - 65 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 21°N - 11°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Australia to the Philippines, including eastern New Guinea on the basis of collected specimens.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 6. A species of waspfish with the following characters: gill rakers 14-17 (mode 15); posterior tip of depressed pelvic-fin spine often reaching the anus; relatively short length of upper-jaw, 16.7-18.9% of SL, mean 17.6%; depth of maxilla relatively low (5.1-7.2% of SL, mean 5.9%); longest anal-fin soft ray relatively long (23.8-30.9% of SL, mean 28.8%); relatively small, broad and horizontally oriented first blotch (mean width 12.5% of SL, mean height 10.0% of SL), lateral line running through upper one-third of blotch; extremely small, like a dot, second blotch, mean width 1.2% of SL, mean height 1.5% of SL, located at base of first dorsal-fin soft ray, not on fin membrane; no third blotch (Ref. 77064).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Often occurs on flat, relatively open bottoms in 12-65 m, usually observed on turbid inshore coral reefs (Ref 90102).

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Motomura, H., P. Last and J.W. Johnson, 2008. Review of the waspfish genus Liocranium (Scorpaeniformes: Tetrarogidae), with restoration of L. pleurostigma (Weber). Zootaxa 1820:27-40. (Ref. 77064)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.3 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):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .