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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found from estuary reefs to offshore reef habitats, usually in caves (Ref. 9002). Venomous spines (Ref. 2334).
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Maldives (Ref. 11303); Japan to Australia.
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Indo-West Pacific: East Africa east to Marshall and Society Islands, north to Taiwan, south to New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Rapa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 120 mm TL
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Max. size

12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9002))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 9002)
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Depth range based on 37 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 21 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.3 - 21.35
  Temperature range (°C): 24.633 - 29.336
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.049 - 0.576
  Salinity (PPS): 33.898 - 35.547
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.883
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.097 - 0.220
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.910 - 4.752

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.3 - 21.35

Temperature range (°C): 24.633 - 29.336

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.049 - 0.576

Salinity (PPS): 33.898 - 35.547

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.454 - 4.883

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.097 - 0.220

Silicate (umol/l): 0.910 - 4.752
 
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Depth: 3 - 30m.
From 3 to 30 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found inshore (Ref. 75154).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scorpaenodes scaber

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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