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Uranoscopus crassiceps  Alcock, 1890

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
Etymology: Uranoscopus: Greek, ouranos = sky + Greek skopein = to watch (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Alcock.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 179 - 220 m (Ref. 94018).   Tropical

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Northern Indian Ocean: Somalia and Yemen (Gulf of Aden), Oman (Arabian Sea) and India (Coromandel coast, Ganjam coast, Chennai coast).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94018)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 13. This medium-sized species is distinguished by the following characters: large head (head length 2.7-2.9 in SL); 4-7 spines on lower edge of preopercle; labial fimbriae well-developed; nostrils with short tubiform valve; dorsoposterior margin of pectoral-fin truncate; colour of lower half of pectoral-fin and membranes of caudal-fin yellow in fresh specimens; in adults, oblique scale rows along the sides of the body 52-54, in juveniles and subadults 41-54 (Ref. 94018).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on soft bottoms of lower continental shelf and at relatively narrow depth range (Ref. 94018).

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Fricke, R., L.A. Jawad, L.H. Al-Kharusi and J.M. Al-Mamry, 2013. New record and redescription of Uranoscopus crassiceps Alcock, 1890 (Uranoscopidae) from Oman, Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean, based on adult specimens. Cybium 37(3):143-147. (Ref. 94018)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00517 - 0.02671), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .