Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Bembropoidei
(Duckbill flatheads) > Bembropidae
Etymology: Bembrops: Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy m+ Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); anatirostris: Specific name from the Latin 'anatinus' meaning duck's and rostrum meaning beak or snout, referring to its flattened duck-bill snout. More on author: Ginsburg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 100 - 400 m (Ref. 13628), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Atlantic: northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea off Puerto Rico, Surinam, and French Guiana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Generally found below 100 m to at least 400 m (Ref. 13628); enters shelf waters (Ref. 7251).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Das, M.K. and J.S. Nelson, 1996. Revision of the percophid genus Bembrops (Actinopterygii: Perciformes). Bull. Mar. Sci. 59(1):9-44. (Ref. 13203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.4 - 22.7, mean 18.2 °C (based on 79 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00372 (0.00153 - 0.00904), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .