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Scorpaena brevispina  Motomura & Senou, 2008

Japanese shortspined scorpionfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaena: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 (Ref. 45335);  brevispina: Named for the short dorsal-fin spines; Latin 'brevis' for short and 'spina' for spines..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 45 m (Ref. 75293).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Northwest Pacific: Japan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75293)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinct with the following set of characters: pectoral-fin rays 17; longitudinal scale rows 44; scales below lateral line 13; scale rows between last dorsal-fin spine base and lateral line 6; gill rakers 17; anteroventral surface of body and base of pectoral fin covered with exposed scales; no tentacles on the anteroventral surface of lower jaw; anterior surface of preocular spine with 3 vertical or slightly oblique ridges (autapomorphic for the species); lateral surface of maxilla no distinct longitudinal ridge; with lateral lacrimal spine; additional small spines behind anterior lacrimal spine; occipital pit extremely deep; dorsal view of occipital pit rectangular, length distinctly less than width (length 53.3% of width); many small papillae on surface of occipital pit; relatively long pectoral fin (33.3% of SL), its posterior tip extending beyond verticals through last dorsal-fin spine base, posterior tip of depressed pelvic fin and second anal-fin spine base; relatively short third to fifth dorsal-fin spines (third spine length 14.6% of SL, fourth spine 15.5%, and fifth spine 15.8%, respectively) (Ref. 75293).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Motomura, H. and H. Senou, 2008. A new species of the scorpionfish genus, Scorpaena (Scorpaenidae) from Izu Peninsula, Pacific Coast Japan. J. Fish Biol. 72:1761-1772. (Ref. 75293)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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):  3.6   ±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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .