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Pterois antennata (Bloch, 1787)
SPOTFIN LIONFISH
Broadbarred Lionfish; Ragged-finned Firefish; Ragged-finned Scorpionfish; Scorpaena antennata Bloch, 1787; Broadbarred Firefish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Pterois  
  Pterois antennata    (Bloch, 1787) 
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Synonyms: Pseudomonopterus antennatus Pteropterus antennata Scorpaena antennata   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 6 soft rays. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands. Adults with bluish black blotches near the base of the pectoral fins. 
Habitat: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage. Feeds on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of infli 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, Taiwan, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec and Austral islands; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species; edible, commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382862
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Pterois antennata   (Bloch, 1787)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Pteroinae
Etymology: Pterois: Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335 ) .

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Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 86 m (Ref. 95664 ).   Tropical; 42°N - 40°S, 30°E - 137°W

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec (Ref. 8879 ) and Austral islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 6. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands (Ref. 4313 ). Adults with bluish black blotches near the base of the pectoral fins (Ref. 48635 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage (Ref. 48635 ). Feeds on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of inflicting a painful sting. Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874. Solitary or in groups, under ledges and holes (Ref. 37816 ).

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Eschmeyer, W.N. , 1986. Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 4313 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185 )

  Least Concern (LC)  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 4690 )




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 29, mean 27.8 (based on 900 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00449 - 0.02935), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.6   ±0.59 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   High .

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