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Scorpaenopsis possi Randall and Eschmeyer, 2001
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Scorpaenopsis  
  Scorpaenopsis possi    Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Character: Dorsal rays XII,9; anal rays III,5; all soft dorsal and anal rays branched, the last to base; pectoral rays 17; pelvic fins I,5. Lateral-line scales 21-23; longitudinal scales series 43-50; gill rakers 4-5+9-10; body depth 2.6-3.05 in SL; head length 2.3-2.35 in SL; snout length 3.05-3.2 in head length; orbit diameter 4.7-5.8 in head. An extra spine anterior to each tympanic spine, joined by a low ridge to postocular spine (absent in juveniles and southwest Pacific specimens from Fiji to southern Great Barrier Reef). Supraocular tentacles of adults absent or very small. 
Habitat: Inhabits demersal marine environment, other ecological behaviour is unclear, yet. The new species published in 2001. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Guam, Palau, Polynesia in Micronesia. Taiwan: a specieman sampled in south Taiwan. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382885
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Scorpaenopsis possi Randall & Eschmeyer , 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaenopsis: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335 ) ;   possi: Named for S. G. Poss.

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

Marine; demersal; depth range 2 - 55 m (Ref. 86942 ).   Tropical

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Polynesia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42181 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 5; Vertebrae : 24. An extra spine anterior to each tympanic spine, joined by a low ridge to postocular spine (absent in juveniles and southwest Pacific specimens from Fiji to southern Great Barrier Reef). Supraocular tentacles of adults absent or very small (Ref 42181)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Solitary on rock or coral bottoms in 1-40 m (Ref 90102). Feeds on fishes (Ref. 89972 ).

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Randall, J.E and W.N. Eschmeyer , 2001. Revision of the Indo-Pacific scorpionfish genus Scopaenopsis , with descriptions of eight new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (34):79 p. (Ref. 42181 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.4 - 29, mean 28 (based on 578 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00587 - 0.02579), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.1   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .

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