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Iracundus signifer  Jordan & Evermann, 1903

Decoy scorpionfish
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Iracundus: Latin, iracundus = choleric (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Jordan, Evermann.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; ej vandrande; djupintervall 20 - 110 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion. Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559), Taiwan, and from the Society, Cook, Marquesan, Tuamoto, Pitcairn and Hawaiian islands.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3921)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 8-9; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 5. Anterior part of dorsal fin resembles a small fish, the fin also has a spot between spines 1-2 or 1-3 (Ref. 4313). Lachrymal bone with 2 spines over maxillary, first points forward, second broad, pointing out and to rear; suborbital ridge without spines except one at rear before opercle; preopercular spines short, usually only 3 developed; no supplemental preopercular spine at base of first spine; a dark spot on the spinous dorsal fin between spines 1 or 2 and 3; and vertical scale rows of about 65-75 (Ref. 10482).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Found on sand and rubble under ledges of seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Benthic (Ref. 58302). The dorsal fin mimics a tiny fish and is used as a lure (Ref. 9710). Anterolateral glandular groove with venom gland (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Randall, J.E., 1985. Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p. (Ref. 3921)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 57406)




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