Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Acropoma: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 500 m (Ref. 5213). Deep-water; 36°N - 37°S, 21°E - 154°W (Ref. 57275)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2710)
soft rays: 7. Body moderately elongate, compressed. Scales large, weakly ciliated and deciduous. Two luminous organs run longitudinally in the abdominal muscle from the thorax to slightly beyond the anus and join each other at the anterior extremities.
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Japan, south to northern Australia, including the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819).
Inhabits sand and sandy mud bottoms (Ref. 11230). Marketed fresh or reduced to fishmeal.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.40 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 vulnerability (10 of 100) .