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Xenaploactis asperrima  (Günther, 1860)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
Etymology: Xenaploactis: Greek, xenos = strange + Greek, aplos = double + Greek, aktis, -inos = ray (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: East Indies.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35984)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 27. Body densely covered with modified scales which form spinous points; depth greater than 1/3 SL.. Lachrymal with 2 strong sharp spines, the first notably curved. Second infraorbital bone with 1 or 2 spines, and an obscure small circular lateral line pore. Uppermost preopercular lateral-line pores with no finger-like cirri. Mouth very strongly upturned, nearly vertical. Interorbit with prominent ridges, divergent anteriorly, convergent over middle of interorbit, divergent posteriorly (Ref. 35984, 39602).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Poss, S.G. and W.N. Eschmeyer, 1980. Xenaploactis, a new genus for Prosopodasys asperrimus Günther (Pisces: Aploactinidae), with descriptions of two new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 42(8):287-293. (Ref. 35984)

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 = 0.6250   [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   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .