Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Scorpaenopsis: Latin, scorpaena = a kind of fish, 1706 + Greek, opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335); rubrimarginata: Name frrm Latin 'ruber' meaning red and 'marginatus' for margined; referring to the conspicuous red margin of the pectoral fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range ? - 80 m (Ref. 93863). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Réunion.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93863)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species is distinguished by the following characters: nape and anterior body not highly arched; upper opercular spine divided into two points: pectoral-fin rays 16; lateral-line scales 23; scales in longitudinal series 42, the posterior lacrimal spine single; a broad space present between the eye and the suborbital ridge which have 5 retrorse spines, the interorbital ridges not elevated posteriorly to join the tip of the tympanic spines, a deep subtriangular suborbital pit present; base of the parietal spines curving strongly into the occipital pit, the orbit large (eye diameter 0.62 in snout length/preorbita length, 2.4 in head length); presence of a small, triangular supraocular tentacle; head length 2.3 in SL; first dorsal-fin spine 2.5 in second spine; second anal-fin spine about equal in length to third spine; pectoral-fin of male with a large black spot basally on 8th-10th rays (missing in presumed females) (Ref. 93863).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fricke, R., P. Durville and T. Mulochau, 2013. Scorpaenopsis rubrimarginatus, a new species of scorpionfish from Réunion, southwestern Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae). Cybium 37(3):207-215. (Ref. 93863)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .