Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Scorpididae
Etymology: Labracoglossa: Greek, labrax, -akos = a fish, Dicentrarchus labrax+ Greek, glossa = tongue (Ref. 45335). More on authors: McCulloch & Waite.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 30464), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 30464). Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30464)
Occurs inshore over reef areas (Ref. 7300). Swim either singly or in small schools, moving very rapidly and erratically, stopping occasionally to gulp down a few large planktonic crustaceans (Ref. 30464).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C., A. Stewart, C. Roberts and P. McMillan, 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. National Museum of New Zealand Miscellaneous Series No. 19. 279 p. (Ref. 5755)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00617 - 0.03716), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 51.3 [25.7, 114.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.549 [0.307, 1.192] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [17.1, 19.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.587 [0.302, 1.105] g/100g ; Selenium = 10.5 [4.7, 25.1] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 7.05 [1.76, 31.41] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.865 [0.546, 1.375] mg/100g (wet weight);