Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Bembridae
Etymology: Bembras: Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy (Ref. 45335); longipinnis: Named for the long pectoral fin of the fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 143 - 215 m (Ref. 27966). Subtropical
Western Pacific: northern (Cape Don, Arafura Sea) to northwestern Australia (north of North West Cape, Port Hedland and Nickol Bay) (Ref. 27966).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27966)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14. Head depressed. Body without large scute-like spines. Infraorbital bones forming a strong ridge, confluent with uppermost preopercular spine and having 4-6 spines. Ratio of pectoral-fin length to caudal fin length 1.05 to 1.15 (Ref. 40506).
Occurs over soft bottom of the continental shelf and continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Imamura, H. and L.W. Knapp, 1998. Review of the genus Bembras Cuvier, 1929 (Scorpaeniformes: Bembridae) with description of three new species collected from Australia and Indonesia. Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):165-178. (Ref. 27966)
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
): 14.3 - 21.5, mean 20.4 (based on 19 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5332 [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
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .