Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae
Etymology: Thysanophrys: Greek, thysanos = tassel + Greek, ophrys = eye brow (Ref. 45335); rarita: Named rarita for there is only a single specimen of this species that exist that the author is aware of, despite the many trawling collections (in the western Indian Ocean) that have been examined.
A species tentatively placed in Thysanophrys (Ref. 92868).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 6 m (Ref. 92868). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean, Somalia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92868)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 27. This species is tentatively placed under Thysanophrys. It is distinguished by having the following characters: 6 preocular spines; 11 dorsal- and anal-fin rays; suborbital ridge with about 25 small spines; about 5 small preorbital spines; diagonal scale count, 10 rows; anterior 14 lateral-line scales with small spines; iris lappet with crenate edge (Ref. 92868).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knapp, L.W., 2013. Descriptions of four new species of Thysanophrys (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 3608(2):127-136. (Ref. 92868)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00222 - 0.01187), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .