Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Distribution

Southwestern Pacific.
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Southwest Pacific: Australia (including Lord Howe Island), Norfolk Island and New Zealand (including Kermadec Islands).
  • Francis, M.P. 1993 Checklist of the coastal fishes of Lord Howe, Norfolk, and Kermadec Islands, Southwest Pacific Ocean. Pac. Sci. 47(2):136-170. (Ref. 8879)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

40.0 cm FL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 89444))
  • McMillan, P.J., M.P. Francis, L.J. Paul, P.J Marriott, E. Mackay, S.-J. Baird, L.H. Griggs, H. Sui and F. Wei 2011 New Zealand fishes. Volume 2: A field guide to less common species caught by bottom and midwater fishing. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 78 (Ref. 89444)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 89444)
  • McMillan, P.J., M.P. Francis, L.J. Paul, P.J Marriott, E. Mackay, S.-J. Baird, L.H. Griggs, H. Sui and F. Wei 2011 New Zealand fishes. Volume 2: A field guide to less common species caught by bottom and midwater fishing. New Zealand Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity Report No. 78 (Ref. 89444)
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 33.5 - 117
  Temperature range (°C): 15.943 - 15.943
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.610 - 4.610
  Salinity (PPS): 35.286 - 35.286
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.216 - 5.216
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.456 - 0.456
  Silicate (umol/l): 4.616 - 4.616

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 33.5 - 117
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scorpis violacea

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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Blue maomao

The blue maomao, Scorpis violacea, is a species of sea chub native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean from Australia to New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands, where it can be found in inshore waters from the surface to depths of 30 m (98 ft). This fish can reach a length of 40 cm (16 in). It is commercially important and is also a popular game fish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Scorpis violacea" in FishBase. August 2013 version.
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