Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaena: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 (Ref. 45335); lacrimata: Name from Latin word meaning to shed tears or weep, referring to the short dark brown bar below the eye, reminiscent of a tear.. More on author: Randall, Greenfield.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 400 m (Ref. 57579). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Central Pacific: Tahiti.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57579)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays XII,9; anal rays Ill,5; pectoral rays 17. Longitudinal scale series 61. Body depth 2.5 in SL; head length (HL) 2.15 in SL; snout length 3.2 in HL; orbit diameter 4.6 in HL; about one-third of orbit extending above dorsal profile of head; interorbital width 7.35 in HL; pair of interorbital ridges curving at front of occipital pit to join tympanic spines; median interorbital ridge extending half way back in interorbital space; occipital pit quadrangular and moderately deep; no coronal spines; no suborbital pit. Suborbital ridge with 4 spines, the first on lacrimal. First dorsal spine 1.8 in second spine; third and fourth dorsal spines longest, equal to second anal spine, 2.35 in HL; eleventh dorsal spine 1.65 in twelfth spine. Supraoccipital tentacle present; small tentacles associated with ventral spines of lacrimal; no tentacles or cutaneous flaps on chin or on body.. One row of small teeth on palatines. Body pale yellowish in alcohol, with scattered small dark brown spots on head, body, and dorsal fin; a short, narrow, dark brown bar extending ventrally from middle of edge of orbit (Ref. 57579).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield, 2004. Two new scorpionfishes (Scorpaenidae) from the South Pacific. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 55(9):384-394. (Ref. 57579)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00623 - 0.02788), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.2 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 (41 of 100) .