Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Stromateidae
Etymology: Stromateus: Greek, stromatos = a fish flattened body with a lot of colours (Stromateus sp.) (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 22 - 133 m (Ref. 36453), usually ? - 100 m (Ref. 36453). Subtropical; 26°S - 55°S, 69°W - 48°W
Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 36453)
Spawns near the coast (Ref. 36453). Juveniles lives in close association with jellyfishes (Ref. 36453).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menni, R.C., R.A. Ringuelet and R.H. Aramburu, 1984. Peces marinos de la Argentina y Uruguay. Editorial Hemisferio Sur S.A. Buenos, Aires, Argentina. 359 p. (Ref. 2806)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.6 - 14.6, mean 8.5 °C (based on 224 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00480 - 0.01580), b=3.18 (3.02 - 3.34), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .