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Scorpaenopsis papuensis Papuan Scorpionfish

Scorpaenopsis papuensisis commonly referred to as Papuan Scorpionfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.


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lexID:
2500 
AphiaID:
277533 
Scientific:
Scorpaenopsis papuensis 
German:
Papua-Drachenkopf 
English:
Papuan Scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaenopsis (Genus) > papuensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1829 
Occurrence:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Marschall Islands, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Solomon Islands, Sumatra, the Andaman Sea, The Ryukyu Islands, the Society Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
1 - 40 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Schrimps, Shrimps 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-05-21 20:28:23 

Toxicity


Scorpaenopsis papuensis is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Scorpaenopsis papuensis, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!

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Found in coral and rocky areas to depths over 40 m, also in coastal sand slopes, estuaries and lagoons, often in algae covered rubble zones

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
subfamily: Scorpaeninae
Family: Scorpaenidae

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  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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