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Sebastapistes ballieui  (Sauvage, 1875)

Spotfin scorpionfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Sebastapistes: Greek, sebastes = august, venerable + Greek apistia, -as = distrust (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 11 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: known only from the Hawaiian Islands. Recently been reported from Midway Islands (Ref. 28620).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3921)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Coronal spines present; virtually no occipital pit; about 40-45 vertical scale rows; lachrymal bone with 3 spines over maxillary, posterior 2 close set and pointing down and to rear, first points mostly forward; suborbital ridge with one spine at posterior end of ridge (Ref. 10482).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow reefs (Ref. 9710). Benthic in or near coral (Ref. 58302).

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Randall, J.E., 1985. Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p. (Ref. 3921)

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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00587 - 0.02579), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .