Scorpaenodes kelloggi  (Jenkins, 1903)

Kellogg's scorpionfish
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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: Scorpaenodes: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek oides = similar to (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 24 m (Ref. 37816).   Tropical; 35°N - 30°S, 32°E - 152°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. With spotted caudal fin (Ref. 4313); 3-4 spinous points on suborbital ridge (Ref. 37816); interorbital spines present; no small spines at midline between tympanic spines (Ref. 10482).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, and Society islands, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia (Ref. 33390); throughout Micronesia (Ref. 1602).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in coralline areas from near shore to the outer reef slope at a depth of at least 24 m (Ref. 57406). Benthic (Ref. 58302). Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406).

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Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 57406)




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.00708 - 0.02692), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.