Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Parabembridae
Etymology: Parabembras: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Temminck & Schlegel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 60 - 141 m (Ref. 117904). Temperate; 40°N - 20°N, 120°E - 145°E
Northwest Pacific: Japan and Korea, south to China and Taiwan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7087)
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: differs from P. robinsoni in no having a symphyseal knob on the lower jaw (vs. distinct knob in P. robinsoni), with 1 preocular spine (vs. 2), and with 2 robust lachrymal spines (vs. 1); differs from P. multisquamata in having 6-8 supraocular spines (vs. 9-11 in P. multisquamata); D1 IX (rarely VIII) (vs.D1 X); pored lateral-line scales 34-39 (vs. 40-44) (Ref. 117904).
A benthic species living on sandy mud substrate (Ref. 117904).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kai, Y. and R. Fricke, 2018. Taxonomic review of the deep water flathead genus Parabembras with description of the new species Parabembras multisquamata from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei, Parabembridae). ZooKeys 740:59-76. (Ref. 117904)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15.7 - 23.2, mean 19.4 °C (based on 46 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .