Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > Aploactinidae
Etymology: Cocotropus: Greek, kokkos = berry, seed + Greek, tropsis, tropo = turning (Ref. 45335); roseomaculatus: Named for its characteristic pinkish spots on the body and fins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76876)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinct in having the following characters: D XII, 8; pectoral 13; vertebrae total 26, 4 dorsal spines anterior to 3rd neural spine; posterior portion of maxilla without papillae; first pair of sensory pores of lower jaw contralaterally fused; isthmus tip almost reaching the 5th sensory pore of lower jaw; vomerine teeth absent; upper jaw longer than lachrymal; preopercular spines 5; weakly developed lower jaw papillae; body and fins with pinkish spots (Ref. 76876).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Imamura, H. and G. Shinohara, 2004. A new species of Cocotropus (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Aploactinidae) from South Africa, Western Indian Ocean. Species Diversity 9:201-205. (Ref. 76876)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .