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Scorpaena bergii Goosehead scorpionfish

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lexID:
9668 
Scientific:
Scorpaena bergii 
German:
Gänse-Drachenkopf 
English:
Goosehead scorpionfish 
Category:
Scorpionfishes/Stonefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaena (Genus) > bergii (Species) 
Initial determination:
Evermann & Marsh, 1900 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23,5°C - 27,3°C) 
Food:
Fish (little fishes), Predatory 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-04-24 19:20:40 

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Evermann & Marsh, 1900
^Head very bony, with numerous spines; spine present behind front nostril; adults with a well developed pit on top of head behind eyes, a pair of spines before that pit; eye moderate; a pair of small, branched cirri above eyes; 1st (topmost) preopercular spine the largest; bone over front of mouth with 2 spines pointing down and forwards; ridge under eye with 1 spine, at rear; roof of mouth with teeth on sides but not on center; no slit behind last gill arch; dorsal fin XII, 9.5; anal III, 5, 3rd spine shorter than 2nd; pectoral 16-17, with some upper rays branched in adult, fin reaching 1st anal fin spine; scales relatively large, smooth; lateral line complete; skin flaps on body along lateral line and below it.

Brown; a large dark blotch on dorsal spines IV-VII; tail fin with dark bars on its base, center and rear edge; pelvics clear, with a dusky tip; anal fin with 3 dark stripes.

Reaches 10 cm.

Turtle grass beds in clear water reefs, including around reefs; mainly at islands.

Depth range: 0-75 m, usually < 7 m.

The Carolinas to Brazil.
Source:
Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system



Syonmym:
Scorpaena bergii Evermann & Marsh, 1900

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Scorpaenoidei (Suborder) > Scorpaenidae (Family) > Scorpaeninae (Subfamily) > Scorpaena (Genus) > Scorpaena bergii (Species)

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