Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Neoscombrops: Greek, neos = new + Greek, skombros = mackerel (Ref. 45335); pacificus: Named for its distribution in the Pacific Ocean.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 500 m (Ref. 37257). Tropical
Pacific Ocean: Japan and Samoa. Reported from Fiji and Tuvalu (Ref. 12596); Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Apparently occurs on rocky slopes of islands and seamounts (Ref. 37257).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mochizuki, K., 1979. A new percichthyid fish, Neoscombrops pacificus, from Japan, with a redescription of N. annectens from South Africa. Japan. J. Ichthyol. 26(3):247-252. (Ref. 36028)
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
): 12.9 - 22.9, mean 18.8 (based on 124 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
): 3.9 ±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
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .