Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
(Scorpionfishes) > Hoplichthyidae
Etymology: Hoplichthys: Greek, hoplon = weapon + Greek,ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); imamurai: The new species is named for Dr. Hisashi Imamura, associate professor of Hokkaido University (HUMZ), in honor of his great contribution to the systematics of the Platycephaloidea, including the Hoplichthyidae.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range - 302 m (Ref. 93721), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C - ; 18°S - 20°S
Eastern Indian Ocean: Off Port Hedland and Point Cloates, Western Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93721)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17. A species of Hoplichthys with the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays VI-15; anal fin rays 17; pectoral-fin rays 13 + 3 = 16; short preoptic snout (31.2–32.7% HL); large eyes (23.8–24.7% HL); narrow interorbital width (2.6–4.1% HL); vomer without teeth; long, thin gill rakers; developed spines on ventral surface of lower jaw; single developed spine on each lateral scute; short free pectoral-fin rays (13.4–14.9% SL). In males, low first dorsal fin, its adpressed tips not reaching origin of second dorsal fin; some elongated second dorsal-fin rays filament-like; emarginate caudal fin, its upper edge elongated, filament-like.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nagano, Y., M.A. McGrouther and M. Yabe, 2013. A new species of the hoplichthyid genus Hoplichthys (Teleostei: Hoplichthyidae) from northern Western Australia. Zootaxa 3681(3):241-248. (Ref. 93721)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .