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Schedophilus medusophagus  (Cocco, 1839)

Cornish blackfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
Etymology: Schedophilus: Greek, schedio, -ou= quickly + Greek, phyle = that likes a lot (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 200 - 358 m (Ref. 5951).   Subtropical; 64°N - 30°N, 82°W - 36°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Rear edge of front gill cover with distinct spines. Snout is slightly shorter than the eye diameter (Ref. 35388).

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Eastern Atlantic: Iceland (Ref. 12462) and Ireland to Morocco, including Azores and Madeira. Also in the western Mediterranean. Western Atlantic: Grand Banks, Canada to North Carolina, USA (Ref. 7251). Possibly off Australia (Ref. 7251).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on medusae and ctenophores (Ref. 27637).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Bauchot, M.-L., 1987. Poissons osseux. p. 891-1421. In W. Fischer, M.L. Bauchot and M. Schneider (eds.) Fiches FAO d'identification pour les besoins de la pêche. (rev. 1). Méditerranée et mer Noire. Zone de pêche 37. Vol. II. Commission des Communautés Européennes and FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.3 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .