Teleostei (teleosts) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Scorpididae
Etymology: Scorpis: Greek, skorpis, -idos = a kind of fish without identification (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 89444). Temperate; 26°N - 48°S
Southwest Pacific: Australia (including Lord Howe Island), Norfolk Island and New Zealand (including Kermadec Islands).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89444)
Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 14.1 - 23.3, mean 17.9 °C (based on 156 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00574 - 0.02520), b=2.97 (2.78 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 30.7 [16.7, 54.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.32 [0.17, 0.56] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.3 [16.3, 18.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.386 [0.191, 0.806] g/100g ; Selenium = 11.2 [5.2, 24.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 23 [6, 96] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.55 [0.38, 0.80] mg/100g (wet weight);