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Scombrops boops  (Houttuyn, 1782)

Gnomefish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombropidae (Gnomefishes)
Etymology: Scombrops: Greek, skombros = mackerel + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 400 m (Ref. 6637).   Temperate, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Mozambique and South Africa (Ref. 6637), Japan and the East China Sea. Southeast Atlantic: Cape, South Africa (Ref. 6637).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559); max. published weight: 16.1 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13. Adults black in color; juveniles dusky silver.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults found in deep rocky areas; young found in shallow water. The diet consists of fishes, crustaceans and squids. Spawns from October to March.

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Heemstra, P.C., 1986. Scombropidae. p. 563. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 6637)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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