Uranoscopus scaber, Stargazer : fisheries, gamefish

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Uranoscopus scaber Linnaeus 1758

Stargazer
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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei () > Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
Etymology: Uranoscopus: Greek, ouranos = sky + Greek skopein = to watch (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Linnaeus.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino demersal; rango de profundidad 15 - 400 m (Ref. 6763).   Subtropical; 62°N - 16°N, 19°W - 37°E

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Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 14.0, range 17 - 18 cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 7366); common length : 22.0 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 3397); peso máximo publicado: 940.00 g (Ref. 40637)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

The shoulder spines can inflict, painful stings. Usually found buried in the sand or mud. Equipped with an acoustic apparatus that generates both acoustic and electric pulses. Electric discharge activity shows two temporal patterns: 1) reflexive discharges of short duration (milliseconds), elicited by mechanical stimulation, and 2) those of much longer duration (several seconds) observed only during the summer spawning period (Ref. 10011). Low-frequency spontaneous discharge activity (5-10 Hz), with a sexual dimorphism in discharge amplitude is also said to exist. This species suggestively represents a transitional form in the evolution of electric organs in fishes (Ref. 10577). Oviparous, eggs, larvae and juveniles are pelagic (Ref. 6763). Utilized fresh (Ref. 9987).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Roux, C., 1990. Uranoscopidae. p. 897-898. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7366)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 14 July 2014

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690)





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.2 - 17, mean 14.2 °C (based on 228 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00944 - 0.01463), b=3.04 (2.97 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.70 se; based on food items.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Medio, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 1.4-4.4 años (tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.