Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Dinopercidae
Etymology: Centrarchops: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, archos = anus + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 40 m (Ref. 3589). Tropical; 4°S - 14°S
Eastern Atlantic: known from the type which was taken at the mouth of the Congo river, Congo Dem. Rep. and several specimens reported from 9°20'S, 1°04'E and 8°25'S, 13°15'E (off Angola).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3589); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2683)
Found over sand and rock in coastal waters (Ref. 2683).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Smith, C.L., 1990. Serranidae. p. 695-706. 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. 3589)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.9 - 21.2, mean 20.7 (based on 4 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.2500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00763 - 0.05218), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .