Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nemipteridae
(Threadfin breams, Whiptail breams)
Etymology: Parascolopsis: Greek, para in the side of + Greek, skolos = stake + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); baranesi: Named in honor of Dr. Albert (Avi) Baranes, Director of the Interuniversity Institute of Marine Sciences (IUI), Elat, through whose efforts this species was collected in the Gulf of Aqaba.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 160 - 500 m (Ref. 9820). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aqaba.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9820)
Observed and photographed from submersible lago swimming close to the bottom at the depth of 350 m (Ref. 9820).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Russell, B.C. and D. Golani, 1993. A review of the fish genus Parascolopsis (Nemipteridae) of the Western Indian Ocean, with description of a new species from the northern Red Sea. Isr. J. Zool. 39:337-347. (Ref. 9820)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 12.7 - 20.4, mean 15.6 (based on 12 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .