Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae
Etymology: fehlmanni: Named for H. Adair Fehlmann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 27 - 39 m (Ref. 93119). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Somalia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93119)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: lower edge of preopercle as a stout antrorse spine; 2-4 preocular spines, usually with accessory spines on anterior base of largest; 5-6 count of diagonal scales; pelvic fin is blackish and lacks pattern of individual spots (Ref. 93119).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knapp, L.W., 2012. Rogadius fehlmanni, a new flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from Somaliano access. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 125(1):61-65. (Ref. 93119)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.8 - 27.8, mean 26.1 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00438 - 0.01652), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .