Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Scombropidae
Etymology: Scombrops: Greek, skombros = mackerel + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 610 m (Ref. 7251), usually 200 - 610 m. Deep-water, preferred ?; 26°N -
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Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida in USA, especially along western Bahamas, but ranges widely in tropical western Atlantic. Possibly nearly worldwide in tropical region.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 104 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 9.9 kg (Ref. 40637)
Commonly caught by anglers at depths between 200-610 m.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .