Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Latridae
Etymology: Mendosoma: Venetian, mendole, mendoulo = a fish (cackerel), 1854, named by Cuvier as "Smaris gagarella", 1790 and perhaps other sea breams + Greek, soma = body (Ref. 45335). More on author: Guichenot.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range - 20 m (Ref. 9003), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Throughout subantarctic and cool temperate waters.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9003)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in large low tidal pools and surge channels (Ref. 9003). May be found living within soft bodied invertebrates (e.g. salps) (Ref. 9003). Juveniles probably pelagic (Ref. 48372).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paulin, C. and C. Roberts, 1992. The rockpool fishes of New Zealand (Te ika aaria o Aotearoa). Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa). 177 p. (Ref. 9003)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12.8 - 18.6, mean 16.7 °C (based on 420 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00553 - 0.02735), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.9 ±0.64 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 40.7 [23.0, 69.2] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.382 [0.245, 0.595] mg/100g ; Protein = 19 [18, 20] % ; Omega3 = 0.685 [0.437, 1.083] g/100g ; Selenium = 20 [11, 36] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 16.8 [6.4, 46.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.494 [0.356, 0.670] mg/100g (wet weight);