Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percophidae
(Duckbills) > Bembropinae
Etymology: Bembrops: Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy m+ Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); magnisquamis: Specific name from the Latin 'magnus' meaning large and 'squama' meaning scale.. More on author: Ginsburg.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 350 - 465 m (Ref. 13203). Deep-water, preferred ?
Western Central Pacific: Caribbean Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13203)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17. Color in alcohol uniformly light yellowish brown. Snout relatively short, almost equal to eye diameter, with scales on lateral and dorsal surfaces including the area in front of eye. Upper jaw extending behind anterior margin of eye. Maxillary tentacle long, tapering at the end. Lateral line descending gradually in region of pectoral fin, separated from origin of first dorsal fin by 2-4 rows of scales, from origin of anal fin by 4-5, and from insertion of anal fin by 2. Spines of first dorsal fin not elongated (Ref 13203).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Das, M.K. and J.S. Nelson, 1996. Revision of the percophid genus Bembrops (Actinopterygii: Perciformes). Bull. Mar. Sci. 59(1):9-44. (Ref. 13203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00398 (0.00159 - 0.01000), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .