Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Pteroinae
Etymology: Dendrochirus: Greek, dendron = tree + Greek, cheir = hands; with tree like marks (Ref. 45335); tuamotuensis: Named for the type locality, Tuamotu Archipelago.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 120 m (Ref. 95021). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific: Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95021)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D 9; A 5; pectoral-fin rays 19; tip of snout without barbel; profile of posterior margin of pectoral fin bilobed (notched at midpoint); body depth 35.4% of SL; body width 18.6% of SL; head length 37.6% of SL; head width 12.9% of SL; orbit diameter 12.9% of SL; postorbital length 15.3% of SL; suborbital ridge with 14-16 spines; pterotic with 8 spines; no large, soft-rayed portion of dorsal fin without ocellated spot (Ref. 95021).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Matsunuma, M. and H. Motomura, 2013. A new lionfish of the genus Dendrochirus (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae) from the Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific Ocean. Species Diversity 18:1-7. (Ref. 95021)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00408 - 0.01859), b=3.13 (2.94 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .