yellowspotted scorpionfish

Scientific name Sebastapistes cyanostigma
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1856
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Scorpaenidae
Genus Sebastapistes
Sebastapistes cyanostigma Sebastapistes cyanostigma

Introduction

Sebastapistes cyanostigma, commonly known as yellowspotted scorpionfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Shape
    Unclassifiable
  • Mimicry
    stone
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the yellowspotted scorpionfish ?

The yellowspotted scorpionfish measures between 7 and 10 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly rouge and jaune body. The also has jaune ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    nocturnal

The yellowspotted scorpionfish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous . This fish lives mainly at night. Usually, it leaves its hiding place and starts to be active once it gets dark.

Although the yellowspotted scorpionfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The yellowspotted scorpionfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Risks for humans

  • Venomous
    Yes

This species is venomous and can cause serious injuries when touched.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 30 m
  • Flow
    Medium, Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The yellowspotted scorpionfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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