Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Neoscombrops: Greek, neos = new + Greek, skombros = mackerel (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 550 m (Ref. 2710). Deep-water
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).
Western Indian Ocean.
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00221 - 0.01248), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .