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: mochizukii: Named for Kenji Mochizuki, Chiba (Japan), for his many contributions to the knowledge of acropomatid fishes and he was also the first to record specimens of this species from the West Pacific (as Synagrops spinosus).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 500 m (Ref. 116586). Subtropical
Western Pacific: off central Japan and in the South China Sea southeast of Hainan and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116586)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. This slender species is distinguished by the following characters: a slightly convex dorsal head profile; the first dorsal and anal fins with 2nd spine serrated along anterior edge; pectoral fin rays 15-18, pectoral length 22.5-25.0% SL; gill rakers 14-17; pseudobranchial filaments 29-31; first anal-fin pterygiophore is long, slender, pointed, and the tip not hollow; vomer triangular, anteriorly with 2-3 rows granular teeth and posteriorly one or two long teeth; ectopterygoid with 3-4 rows of granular teeth; orbital diameter 11-13% SL; head length 37-40% SL; predorsal length 39.5-42.5% SL; preopercular lobe with one longitudinal ridge and sometimes one spike; otolith moderately elongate (OL:OH = 1.7) (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
): 3.7 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .