Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Phenacoscorpius: Greek, phenax, -akos = deceptive + Greek, skorpion = scorpion (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Motomura & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Temperate; 29°S - 30°S, 159°E - 169°E
Southwest Pacific: south of Northfolk Island, Norfolk Island Ridge, Tasman Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82686); 6.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. This species is distinguished by the following combination of characters: pectoral-fin rays 17, all rays unbranched; no palatine teeth; second preopercular spine well-developed, its length longer than third or fourth spines; long snout, its length 12.8-13.1% (mean 12.9%) SL and 27.9-28.6% (mean 28.2%) HL; small eye, orbit diameter 12.3-13.2% (mean 12.8%) SL and 26.9-28.8% (27.8%) HL; narrow head, its width 27.4-28.3% (27.8%) SL; long and shallow caudal peduncle, length and depth 16.9-17.6% (17.3%) SL and 7.1-8.2% (7.7%) SL respectively; long predorsal length 42.2-43.1% (42.7%) SL; long preanal length 74.9-75.0% (74.9%) SL; long prepelvic length 43.1-43.5% (43.3%) SL (Ref. 82686).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Motomura, H. and P.R. Last, 2009. Phenacoscorpius longirostris, a new species of deep water scorpionfish (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the northern Tasman Sea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 2290:27:35. (Ref. 82686)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .