Slender Scorpionfish, Lioscorpius longiceps Günther 1880

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Slender Scorpionfish, Lioscorpius longiceps Günther 1880

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Northwest Shelf, Western Australia, and off north Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, west-central Pacific.


Species Citation

Lioscorpius longiceps Günther 1880, Report shore fishes voyagef H. M. S. Challenger 1873-1876 1(6) : 40. Type locality:  Kai Islands, Challenger station 192, Indonesia, Banda Sea, depth 129 fathoms


Bray, D.J. 2017


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Slender Scorpionfish, Lioscorpius longiceps Günther 1880


Eschmeyer, W.N. & Collette, B.B. 1966. The scorpionfish subfamily Setarchinae, including the genus Ectreposebastes.Bulletin of Marine Science 16(2): 349-375 figs 1-5 

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. 

Günther, A. 1880. Report on the shore fishes procured during the voyage of H.M.S Challenger, in the years 1872–1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger 1873–1876, Zoology 1(6): 1-82 pls 1-32 

Last, P.R., Yearsley, G.K. & Motomura, H. 2005. Lioscorpius trifasciatus, a new scorpionfish (Scorpaeniformes: Setarchidae) from the South-West Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 1038: 11-22 

Mandrytsa, S.A. 2001. Lateral Line System and Classification of Scorpaenoid Fishes (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidei).Perm : Perm State Univ. Press pp. 1-393. 

Motomura, H., R. Causse, R. & Struthers, C.D. 2016. First records of the deepwater scorpionfish, Lioscorpius trifasciatus (Setarchidae), from outside Australian waters. Biogeography (Japan) 18: 23-28.

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 pp. 2069-2790.

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CAAB Code:37287043

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:230-445 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

Max Size:13 cm SL

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