Cocotropus monacanthus (Gilchrist, 1906)
Roughskin scorpionfish
photo by SFSA

Family:  Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
Max. size:  13.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 37 - 48 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: off Natal, South Africa and off Tanzania. Likely to occur in Seychelles (Ref. 1623).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 25-26
Biology:  Five known specimens.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.03.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 03.04.18

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