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Sunagocia sainsburyi  Knapp & Imamura, 2004

Sainsbury's flathead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Etymology: sainsburyi: Named for Keith J. Sainsbury.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 74 m (Ref. 76979).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific coasts of Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76979)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 27. This species has the following characters: preorbital spines 4-5; total gill rakers on the first arch 5; bony expansion of the suborbital ridge upper base on cheek with 1-2 rows of small spines; maxilla reaching to below middle eye; papilla on upper surface of eye absent; ethmoid with a series of spines and several pairs of nasal spines; supraorbital and suborbital ridges with numerous smaller spines; no sensory tubules on cheek area below the suborbital ridge (Ref. 76979).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A benthic species found in soft-bottom continental shelves (Ref. 75154).

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Knapp, L.W. and H. Imamura, 2004. Sunagocia sainsburyi, a new flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from northwestern Australia. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 117(4):545-550. (Ref. 76979)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .