Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 59137). Subtropical
Indo-Pacific: Known from the Gulf of Aqaba, Comoro Islands and Mauritius to southern Japan, the Philippines, Caroline Islands, northeastern Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, American Samoa and the Society Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59137)
Found frequently on coral sand (Ref. 59137).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knapp, L.W., H. Imamura and M. Sakashita, 2000. Onigocia bimaculata, a new species of flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from Indo-Pacific. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. Spec. Publ. 64:1-9. (Ref. 59137)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24 - 29.3, mean 27.7 (based on 1499 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .