Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Notosudidae
Etymology: Scopelosaurus: Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish + Greek, sauros = lizard (Ref. 45335); harryi: Named after R.R. Harry, U.S. ichthyologist (Ref. 6885).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 50550), usually 200 - 800 m (Ref. 43939). Deep-water; 60°N - 20°N, 121°E - 110°W
North Pacific: off Japan, throughout the California Current region (Ref. 35934) to the Aleutian Islands (Ref. 265); including Sea of Okhotsk and Bering Sea (Ref. 43939).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43939)
Larger individuals apparently occur in deeper water than small ones (Ref. 4525). Synchronous hermaphrodites (Ref. 35934). Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 35934). Juveniles makes nocturnal vertical migrations to the epipelagic zone (Ref. 43939). A planktivorous fish feeding mainly copepods and euphausiids (Ref. 35945).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 0.3 - 7.2, mean 3.4 (based on 266 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00295 (0.00120 - 0.00728), b=3.18 (2.97 - 3.39), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .