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Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker, 1856)
YELLOWSPOTTED SCORPIONFISH
Coral Scorpionfish; Yellow-spotted Scorpionfish; Scorpaena cyanostigma Bleeker, 1856

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Sebastapistes  
  Sebastapistes cyanostigma    (Bleeker, 1856) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Scorpaena albobrunnea Scorpaena cyanostigma Scorpaena kowiensis Sebastapistes albobrunnea Sebastapistes kowiensis   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9-10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 16 soft rays; LLp 24-25. Spines on lower edge of lachrymal 4. No brown spots on soft fin, small blue-white spots on head and body. Head without dermal tentacle. Yellow and white spots on body; no dark bars on underside of head. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine environment; depth 2-30m. Found in reef crests with rich coral growth. Typically found among the branches of Pocillopora corals in surge areas of seaward reefs. Also observed between the branches of the fire coral
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to the Line Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Samoa and Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, edible. 
Name Code: 382888
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Sebastapistes cyanostigma (Bleeker , 1856)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Sebastapistes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable + Greek apistia, -as = distrust (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Bleeker .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 30874 ), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 37816 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 25°S

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Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to the Line Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Samoa and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 ); common length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37816 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 5 - 6. Yellow and white spots on body; no dark bars on underside of head (Ref. 4313 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in reef crests with rich coral growth (Ref. 48635 ). Typically found among the branches of Pocillopora corals in surge areas of seaward reefs (Ref. 1602 ). Also observed between the branches of the fire coral Millepora and Styllophora (Eran Brokovich, pers. comm. 03/02). Solitary or in small groups (Ref 90102).

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Myers, R.F. , 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

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

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 2334 )




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.3 (based on 2582 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5010   [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 ):  3.8   ±0.7 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .

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