Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last 2009

Other Names: Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish

A Longsnout No-line Scorpionfish, Phenacoscorpius longirostris, from the Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea, south of Norfolk Island - depth 332-337 m. Source: Robin McPhee & Mark McGrouther / NORFANZ Founding Parties. License: All rights reserved

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Bray, D.J. 2022, Phenacoscorpius longirostris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 28 Nov 2022,

Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last 2009

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Found on the Norfolk Ridge and Lord Howe Rise in the northern Tasman Sea, at depths of 300–322 m.


Dorsal fin XII, 9; Anal fin III, 5; Pectoral fin 17, all rays unbranched. 
Palatine teeth absenst; second preopercular spine well-developed, its length longer than third or fourth spines; long snout, its length 12.8-13.1% (mean 12.9%) SL and 27.9-28.6% (mean 28.2%) HL; small eye, orbit diameter 12.3-13.2% (mean 12.8%) SL and 26.9-28.8% (27.8%) HL; narrow head, its width 27.4-28.3% (27.8%) SL; long and shallow caudal peduncle, length and depth 16.9-17.6% (17.3%) SL and 7.1-8.2% (7.7%) SL respectively; long predorsal length 42.2-43.1% (42.7%) SL; long preanal length 74.9-75.0% (74.9%) SL; long prepelvic length 43.1-43.5% (43.3%) SL 


Bray, D.J. 2022


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Phenacoscorpius longirostris Motomura & Last 2009


Motomura, H. & Last, P.R. 2009. Phenacoscorpius longirostris, a new species of deep water scorpionfish (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from the northern Tasman Sea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 2290: 27:35. 

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CAAB Code:37287135

Depth:300-322 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max weight:6.3 cm SL

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