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Taenianotus triacanthus Lacépède, 1802
LEAF SCORPIONFISH
Paper Fish; Paperfish; Three-spined Scorpionfish

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Taenianotus triacanthus
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Taenianotus triacanthus

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Overview
Main identification features Body deep, highly compressed; head deep; mouth oblique; dorsal fin sail-like, XII spines, second 2-3 highest, 10-11 rays, last ray partly attached to tail; anal III, 5-6; pectoral a large fan, 14-15; scales in form of small, spiny papillae; no spines before eye.

Variously mottled with tan, yellow, cream, red, brown, black.

Size: 10 cm.

Habitat: demersal, sand, rock, coral and algal bottoms.

Depth: 5-135 m.

Indo-Pacific; vagrant in the Galapagos.


Attributes
Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo).
Depth Range Max: 135 m.
Depth Range Min: 5 m.
Diet: bony fishes; mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs).
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=2; Southern limit=-2; Western limit=-93; Eastern limit=-90; Latitudinal range=4; Longitudinal range=3.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Reef Associated.
Global Endemism: All Pacific (West + Central + East); Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans); TEP non-endemic; "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific); All species.
Habitat: Corals; Macroalgae; Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom); Rocks; Reef (rock &/or coral); Reef only.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Inshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 10 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s) only; Island (s); Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; Eastern Pacific non-endemic; All species.
Residency: Vagrant.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Bottom; Bottom only;


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References
  • LacepŔde, B. G. E., 1802., Histoire naturelle des poissons., Histoire Naturelle Des Poissons, 4:i-xliv + 1-728.
  • McCosker , J.E. and Rosenblatt, R.H., 1985., The inshore fish fauna of the Galßpagos Islands. In Key Environments-Galßpagos, ed. R. Perry., Pergamon Press:133-144.
  • McCosker, J.E., 1987., The fishes of the Galapagos Islands., Oceanus, 30:28-32.

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Taenianotus triacanthus, Leaf scorpionfish : aquarium

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Taenianotus triacanthus Lacep├Ęde , 1802

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes( genus , species ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei (Scorpionfishes) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Taenianotus: Latin, taenia = stripe + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Lacep├Ęde .

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

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 5 - 135 m (Ref. 90102 ), usually 5 - 20 m (Ref. 58302 ).   Tropical; 30°N - 30°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Galapagos Islands, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Australia and the Tuamoto Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-11; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 5 - 6. Tan to reddish or brown in color (Ref. 4313 ). Has prickly papillae instead of scales. Dorsal fin high, 3rd or 4th spine longest; suborbital ridge without spines or with lump at head of ridge; preopercle with 2 indistinct spines only; body extremely compressed; soft dorsal fin attached to the caudal fin; coloration is variable, from nearly all yellow to red, brown or nearly black and variously mottled with darker pigment (Ref. 10482 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reef flats, outer reef slopes, current-swept channels, and rarely on lagoon reefs (Ref. 1602 ). Benthic (Ref. 58302 ). Solitary and usually immobile among algae or seagrass but effects hip movements resembling that of a leaf falling down from a tree. Molts twice a month with the skin breaking off first in the head region. Has the habit of mimicking a dead leaf by swaying from side to side (Ref. 37816 ). Feeds on small crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 9710 ); also feeds on larvae (Ref. 5503 ). Venomous spines.

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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. 123251 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 05 March 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 2334 )




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.6 - 28.8, mean 27.5 °C (based on 566 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00609 - 0.02604), 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   ±0.68 se; based on food items. 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) . Nutrients (Ref. 124155 ):  Calcium = 116 [56, 321] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.881 [0.455, 1.653] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [16.1, 20.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.274 [0.118, 0.750] g/100g ; Selenium = 27.2 [11.3, 64.3] ╬╝g/100g ; VitaminA = 328 [115, 899] ╬╝g/100g ; Zinc = 1.43 [0.91, 2.21] mg/100g (wet weight);

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