Teleostei (teleosts) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > Hoplichthyidae
Etymology: Hoplichthys: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek,ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); mcgroutheri: Named for Mr. Mark A. McGrouther, the collection manager of Ichthyology of Australian Museum (AMS)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 510 - 1080 m (Ref. 117900). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 16 - 17;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: body, slightly depressed; D V,14; A 16-17, usually 16; pectoral-fin rays 13-14 + 4-5 = 17-18, usually 14 + 4 = 18; infraorbitals are mostly spineless; scales on dorsal surface of body; vomerine tooth patch is constricted medially mostly separating teeth into bilaterally symmetrical patches; interorbit narrow, its width 5.8-6.8 % HL); orbit relatively large, its diameter 41.8-44.9 % HL) (Ref. 117900).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nagano, Y., H. Imamura and M. Yabe, 2015. A new ghost flathead (Scorpaeniformes: Hoplichthyidae) from southwestern Australia. Ichthyol. Res. 62:245-252. (Ref. 117900)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100).