Filamentous Scorpionfish, Hipposcorpaena filamentosa Fowler 1938


Other Names: False Rhinopias

A Filamentous Scorpionfish, Hipposcorpaena filamentosa, at Osezaki, Japan, December 2007, depth 23 m. Source: Izuzuki / http://www.izuzuki.com/. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A small strongly compressed reddish scorpionfish with a whitish snout, and two broad pale bands on the body, and a broad whitish band on the rear of the spinous dorsal fin.
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Bray, D.J. 2017, Hipposcorpaena filamentosa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2673

Filamentous Scorpionfish, Hipposcorpaena filamentosa Fowler 1938

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Distribution

Australian material was collected SE of Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea in 95 m. Elsewhere the species occurs in the West Pacific - Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

Features

Dorsal fin XII, 9; Anal fin II, 6; Pectoral fin 15-16 lower rays filamentous); Longitudinal scale series 43-47; Vertebrae 24.

Species Citation

Hipposcorpaena filamentosa Fowler, 1938, Proc. U.S. Natl Mus. 85(3032): 72, fig.31. Type locality: off Linao Pt., Davao Gulf, Philippines, 28 fathoms [7°04'48"N, 125°39'38"E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Filamentous Scorpionfish, Hipposcorpaena filamentosa Fowler 1938

References


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Eschmeyer, W.N. in Eschmeyer, W.N., Hirosaki Y. & Abe, T. 1973. Two new species of the scorpionfish genus Rhinopias, with comments on related genera and species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 39(16): 285-310 figs 1-10

Fowler, H.W. 1938. Descriptions of new fishes obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross, chiefly in Philippine seas and adjacent waters. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 85(3032): 31-135 figs 6-61

Motomura, H. & Senou, H. 2005. Validity of the scorpionfish genus Hipposcorpaena Fowler and a redescription of H. filamentosus Fowler (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae). Zoological Studies 44(2): 210-218.

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790 pp. (as Rhinopias filamentosa)

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37287132

Biology:Capable of shedding skin

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:10-95 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5 cm TL

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