Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Scombropidae
Etymology: Scombrops: Greek, skombros = mackerel + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Poey.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 610 m (Ref. 7251), usually 200 - 610 m. Deep-water; 26°N -
Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida in USA, especially along western Bahamas, but ranges widely in tropical western Atlantic. Possibly nearly worldwide in tropical region.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 104 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 9.9 kg (Ref. 40637)
Commonly caught by anglers at depths between 200-610 m.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 8.4 - 19.6, mean 13 (based on 132 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00410 - 0.02802), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .