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Neosebastes capricornis  Motomura, 2004

Capricorn gurnard perch
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Neosebastidae (Gurnard scorpionfishes)
Etymology: Neosebastes: Greek, neos = new + Greek, sebastes = august, venerable (Ref. 45335);  capricornis: Named for 'the tropic of Capricorn', where the holotype was collected.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 330 m (Ref. 54394).   Subtropical

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Western Pacific: Off southern New Caledonia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm SL (female)

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Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosis: The underside of mandible with numerous tiny pores, no ridges. Preocular spine simple, sharp, conical, and well-developed. Supraocular spines occurring anterior and posterior to vertical midline of eye. There are no additional spines between lacrimal and suborbital ridges. Upper opercular spine simple, tip pointed. Most of the head spines are strongly developed and erect. The midinterorbital space not covered with scales. Pored lateral line scales 32; longitudinal scale 53. Posterior margin of maxilla not reaching a vertical at posterior margin of pupil. Pectoral fin short (3.1 in SL), its posterior tip not reaching a vertical at origin of last dorsal-fin spine. Interorbital width narrow (8.0 in HL); head and upper-jaw lengths long (2.0 in SL and 2.4 in HL, respectively); body depth deep (2.6 in SL). Bilobed portion of swimbladder more than half of total swimbladder length. The lateral surface of head (except maxilla and lips) reticulated and body (except abdomen) mottled (Ref. 54394).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.

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Motomura, H., 2003. Revision of the scorpionfish genus Neosebastes (Scorpaeniformes: Neosebastidae), with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (37):46 p. (Ref. 54394)

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 = 0.5002   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .