Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Acropomatidae
(Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Etymology: Acropoma: Greek, akro = topmost, summit + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 50 - 400 m (Ref. 96184). Temperate
Northwest Pacific: southern Japan to Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96184)
soft rays: 7. Anus nearer the insertion of anal fin than that of pelvic fin. Two very long light organs run from the isthmus to slightly beyond the origin of the anal fin and joined with the opposite organ immediately in front of the anal fin.
Found in fairly deep water. Caught by trawl net. Food fish.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Okamoto, M., 2014. Acropoma profundum, a new species of lanternbelly (Teleostei: Perciformes: Acropomatidae) from the Solomon Islands. Species Diversity 19:9-14. (Ref. 96184)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 9.7 - 20.9, mean 18.1 °C (based on 126 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00479 - 0.02884), b=3.02 (2.81 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .