Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Neoscombrops: Greek, neos = new + Greek, skombros = mackerel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 550 m (Ref. 2710). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2710)
soft rays: 7 - 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: basioccipital foramen present (vs. absent); proximal middle radial of anal-fin pterygiophore slender with trough on anterodorsal portion (vs. no trough); lateral line scales 36-42 (vs. 44-48 in N. atlanticus, 47-51 in N. pacificus); only cycloid scales on body (vs. ctenoid and cycloid in N. atlanticus); small canine teeth on side of lower jaw (vs. villiform teeth in N. atlanticus) (Ref. 55728).
Marketed fresh or made into fishmeal (Ref. 3288).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C., 1986. Acropomatidae. p. 561-563. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 2710)
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
): 12.7 - 18.8, mean 15.3 (based on 57 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .