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Rhinopias frondosa  (Günther, 1892)

Weedy scorpionfish
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Australia country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from eastern Australia, Queensland (QM I.33272, 12.18 cm SL) (Ref. 57714).
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Motomura, H. and J.W. Johnson, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 23.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4313)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 297 m (Ref. 90102)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 32°N - 6°N, 30°E - 155°E

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: South Africa (off Durban) east to southern Japan, the Caroline Islands, and eastern Australia.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Highly variable in color and in appendages in relation to habitat. Covered with appendages on algae reefs, but plain when deep with sponges (Ref. 48635). Body highly compressed and covered with weed-like tassels (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rich soft-bottom habitats in current prone channels (Ref. 48635); also in rocky or coralline habitats near algae where it camouflages itself. Hunts prey at night like other species of scorpaenids, feeding on fish and small invertebrates. Solitary among corals, rocks and weeds (Ref 90102).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 1602)



Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5156 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.0   ±0.60 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)