Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaenodes: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); bathycolus: Name from Greek, 'bathy' meaning depth, and Latin, 'colus' for dwelling in, referring to the deep reef habitat of the species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 60 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: elongated middle pectoral rays; nasal spines absent; relatively long dorsal spines, longest is 3.2-3.3 in HL; relatively deep bodied, greatest depth 3.1-3.2 in SL; vertical scale rows 32; longitudinal scale rows above lateral line 5, below lateral line 12, vertebrae 25; D XIII,8; A III,5; pectoral rays 15. Colour in life generally blotchy reddish with scattered brown spots and streaks; dorsal fin with large reddish vertically elongate patches along the base and the red distal tips on the spinous portion, continuous with red stripe across middle of soft portion; a row of reddish spots along the outer margin of soft dorsal fin; caudal fin with a red base and about 4 irregular red bars; large red spots scattered on anal fin; translucent pectoral fin with faint reddish spot and pelvic fins whitish (Ref. 90102).
Occurs in relatively flat or gradually sloping sand-rubble bottom with scattered rock and coral outcrops in 60 m depth (Ref. 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth, Australia: Universitiy of Hawai'i Press, Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research. (Ref. 90102)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00612 - 0.02592), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .