Glaucosoma buergeri Richardson, 1845
Deepsea jewfish
Glaucosoma buergeri
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Glaucosomatidae (Pearl perches)
Max. size:  55 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,500.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 146 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Western Australia from Koks Island, Shark Bay northwards to Cape Talbot; Japan from Kochi Prefecture, Ryukyu Islands southwards and along the north China coast to Taiwan and Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9. One dark vertical band through eye which may disappear with an increase in size; 11 dorsal fin rays and 9 anal fin rays. Supraclavicle not developed into a bony shield. Peritoneum and gill rakers black; lateral line with 49 to 51 pored scales; juveniles with narrow horizontal bands narrower than interspaces.
Biology:  Inhabit trawling grounds. Found in moderate depths on the continental shelf, particularly close to reefs or rough bottoms. Carnivorous. Marketed fresh and salted (Ref. 27621).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 14.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 07.09.95

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