Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: glossodon: Name from Greek 'glossa' for tongue and 'odous' for teeth, referring to the teeth on the tongue, the main diagnostic character of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 156 - 320 m (Ref. 116586). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines and around Indonesia, north to Taiwan and south to northern Australia; with a single specimen caught in eastern Indian Ocean, off Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116586)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This moderately deep-bodied species is distinguished by the following characters: convex dorsal head profile; A II + 7; pectoral-fin rays 14-16 rays with pectoral length 24-28.5% SL; gill rakers 16-20; pseudobranchial filaments broad 15-25, increasing with size; first anal-fin pterygiophore is long, straight and slender, with narrow, hollow tip; vomer broad, triangular, rounded posteriorly, and with many granular teeth; palatine and ectopterygoid with 2-4 rows of granular teeth; tongue with long central band of densely packed granular teeth; orbital diameter 11.7-13.3% SL; absence of longitudinal ridges on preopercular lobe; otolith compact (OL:OH = 1.6-1.7) (Ref. 116586).
This species was observed and collected in association with the Sakura shrimp, Lucensosergia lucens (Hansen, 1922) in Taiwan during fishing season (December-May) in mid-water trawls, together with Parascombrops yamanouei and other pelagic fishes like bregmacerotids and surface-migrating myctophids. In the Arafura Sea, it was collected in association with demersal fishes like Acropoma japonicum Günther, 1859, Malakichthys levis Yamanoue & Matsuura, 2001, Owstonia aff. Pectinifer (Myers, 1939) and Bembrops spp. at depth close to sea bottom but not far from a major drop-off. (Ref. 116586).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schwarzhans, W.W. and A.M. Prokofiev, 2017. Reappraisal of Synagrops, Günther, 1887 with rehabilitation and revision of Parascombrops Alcock, 1889 including description of seven new species and two new genera (Perciformes: Acropomatidae). Zootaxa 4260(1):1-74. (Ref. 116586)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00469 - 0.02447), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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 (15 of 100) .