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) > Pteroinae
Etymology: Brachypterois: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, pteryx, = fin (Ref. 45335); curvispina: Name refers the dorsally curved posterior lacrimal spine present in large adults, a diagnostic character..
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 32 - 130 m (Ref. 93969). Tropical, preferred ?; 12°S - 26°S, 142°E - 154°E (Ref. 93969)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Australia (Queensland).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93969); 7.5 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 24. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: pectoral-fin rays 14-16 (modally 15); scale rows in longitudinal series 41-45 (44); scales above lateral line 4-5 (4); scale rows between last dorsal spine base and lateral line 4-5 (4); pre-dorsal scale rows 3-5 (4); suborbital scale rows 0-2 (1); total gill rakers 16-18 (16); head length 41.5-44.5 (mean 43.1) %SL; orbit diameter 13.0-15.4 (14.3) %SL; upper-jaw length 20.2-23.0 (21.6) %SL; longest dorsal-fin soft ray length 19.5-24.5 (22.5) %SL; longest anal-fin soft ray length 23.6-28.4 (25.3) %SL; caudal-fin length 37.8-46.4 (42.3) %SL; posterior lacrimal spine usually directed posteriorly, the tip strongly curved upward in large adults; spine(s) on corner of outer angular ridge longer and stouter than others on ridge, directed posteriorly; number and size of caudal fin spots moderate, 5-13 (mean 9.3) spots on longest caudal-fin ray (Ref. 93969).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Matsunuma, M., M. Sakurai and H. Motomura, 2013. Revision of the Indo-West Pacific genus Brachypterois (Scorpaenidae: Pteroinae), with description of a new species from northeastern Australia. Zootaxa 3693:401-440. (Ref. 93969)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00445 - 0.02962), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .