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Centriscus scutatus Linnaeus, 1758
Grooved Razor-fish; Rigid Shrimpfish; Serrate Razorfish

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Gasterosteiformes  
 Family Centriscidae  
 Genus Centriscus  
  Centriscus scutatus    Linnaeus, 1758 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Centricus scutatus Centriscus capito   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body elongate, strongly compressed, and blade-like. Head elongate; snout long, slender, and tubular; mouth small, toothless, located at tip of snout. Interorbital space with a groove continued to crown of head. Two short-based dorsal fins; first dorsal-fin spine fused with body armour plate, without a movable spinous ray at its end; all other spinous and soft portions of dorsal fins on ventral surface of body; caudal fin small, on ventral surface, nearly at right angle to body axis; pelvic fins small, with 4 short soft rays, originating at or behind midbody. Lateral line absent. Body enclosed in a flattened, transparent, bony casing with sharp ventral edge. Colour silvery, with a dusky lateral streak running length of body; 7 or 8 silvery crossbars on ventral plates. 
Habitat: Inhabits sandy or muddy floors of shallow inlet waters. Usually in large schools among branching corals, seawhip gardens and black coral bushes to about 15 m depth. Small juveniles in surface waters and sometimes in small groups along beach edges in quite 
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and Arabian Gulf to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except eastern part. 
Utility: No commercial value. Usually processed into fishmeal. 
Name Code: 381093
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Centriscus scutatus Linnaeus , 1758

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Centriscidae (Snipefishes and shrimpfishes) > Centriscinae
Etymology: Centriscus: Derived from Greek, kentris, -idos = sting (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Linnaeus .

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

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 100 m (Ref. 37816 ), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and Arabian Gulf (Ref. 11441 ) to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal soft rays : 11 - 12. Silvery with reddish brown to blackish mid-lateral stripe. Main dorsal spine moderately long and without joint (Ref. 48635 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits sandy or muddy floors of shallow inlet waters. Usually in large schools among branching corals, seawhip gardens and black coral bushes to about 15 m depth. Small juveniles in surface waters and sometimes in small groups along beach edges in quite bays and settle with crinoids or urchins (Ref. 48635 ). Usually processed into fishmeal (Ref. 2858 ).

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Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino , 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 25 August 2015

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.8 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3743 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.7502   [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 ):  3.3   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .

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