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Scorpaena bergii Goosehead scorpionfish

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lexID:
9668 
AphiaID:
159561 
Scientific:
Scorpaena bergii 
German:
Gänse-Drachenkopf 
English:
Goosehead Scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaena (Genus) > bergii (Species) 
Initial determination:
Evermann & Marsh, 1900 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
23,5 °F - 27,3 °F (23,5°C - 27,3°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Predatory 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-04-24 19:20:40 

Info

Evermann & Marsh, 1900
^Head very bony, with numerous spines; spine present behind front nostril; adults with a well developed pit on top of head behind eyes, a pair of spines before that pit; eye moderate; a pair of small, branched cirri above eyes; 1st (topmost) preopercular spine the largest; bone over front of mouth with 2 spines pointing down and forwards; ridge under eye with 1 spine, at rear; roof of mouth with teeth on sides but not on center; no slit behind last gill arch; dorsal fin XII, 9.5; anal III, 5, 3rd spine shorter than 2nd; pectoral 16-17, with some upper rays branched in adult, fin reaching 1st anal fin spine; scales relatively large, smooth; lateral line complete; skin flaps on body along lateral line and below it.

Brown; a large dark blotch on dorsal spines IV-VII; tail fin with dark bars on its base, center and rear edge; pelvics clear, with a dusky tip; anal fin with 3 dark stripes.

Reaches 10 cm.

Turtle grass beds in clear water reefs, including around reefs; mainly at islands.

Depth range: 0-75 m, usually < 7 m.

The Carolinas to Brazil.
Source:
Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system



Syonmym:
Scorpaena bergii Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenoidei (Suborder) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaeninae (Subfamily) > Scorpaena (Genus) > Scorpaena bergii (Species)

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Smithonian Tropical Research Institute (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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