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Scortum parviceps  (Macleay, 1883)

Small-headed grunter
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Terapontidae (Grunters or tigerperches)
Etymology: Scortum: Latin, scortum = harlot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 19°S - 20°S

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Oceania: Endemic to Queensland, Australia; known from the upper Burdekin River system.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 2906)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit clear, fast-flowing streams, frequently in rapids or pools below them (Ref. 5259, 44894). Benthic feeder: various shrimps, earthworm, algae. Maturity: F, 17 cm SL; M, 23 cm SL. Spawning: mid October to early November after rainy periods; temp. Of 24°C. Fecundity: 115,000 eggs per female. Eggs: pelagic, 4.2-4.3 mm diameter. Hatching: 36 hours (Ref. 2906, 44894). Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). Aquarium conditions: pH=7, H=8, 25°C, rock and plant cover (Ref. 6398).

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Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 2906)




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00341 - 0.02672), b=3.13 (2.89 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.36 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):  Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .