Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Synagrops: Greek, synagris, -idos = a kind of marine fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Norman.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 50 - 500 m (Ref. 26999), usually 200 - ? m (Ref. 6916). Deep-water, preferred ?; 46°N - 21°S, 19°W - 15°E (Ref. 57284)
Eastern Atlantic: off the coasts of Gambia and Guinea to southern Angola. Reported to range south to Walvis Bay, Namibia (Ref. 2710).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6916)
Found over mud bottom (Ref. 26999). Most abundant at about 200 m (Ref. 6916). Feeds on pelagic crustaceans like euphausiids, mysids and decapods (Ref. 27637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, C.L., 1990. Moronidae. p. 692-694. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6916)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.01096 (0.00469 - 0.02561), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .