Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Myctophiformes
(Lanternfishes) > Neoscopelidae
Etymology: Neoscopelus: Greek, neos = new + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 250 - 700 m (Ref. 4481). Deep-water; 35°N - 42°S
Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to Western Sahara. Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida to off the Virgin Islands. Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea to about 28°S; one record off Natal, South Africa (Ref. 6604). Western Pacific: off southern Japan to northeastern New Zealand. South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 12 - ? cm
Max length : 30.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4481)
Found over continental and island slopes (Ref. 4481).
Sexual mature at 12 cm (Ref. 47377).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hulley, P.A., 1990. Neoscopelidae. p. 468-469. 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. 1. (Ref. 4481)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.7 - 14.8, mean 10.9 (based on 367 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6406 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00175 - 0.01142), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .