Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percophidae
(Duckbills) > Bembropinae
Etymology: Bembrops: Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy m+ Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335); cadenati: Species named for J. Cadenat in recognition of his work on marine fishes off western Africa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 120 - 220 m (Ref. 13203). Deep-water
Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13203)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18. Color in alcohol yellowish brown dorsally, lighter ventrally. Snout relatively short (1.2x eye diameter). Scales present laterally and dorsally on snout. Upper jaw extending behind anterior margin of eye but not reaching its mid-line. Maxillary tentacle medium-sized, slender. Lateral line descending gradually in posterior third of pectoral fin, separated from origin of first dorsal fin by 4 rows of scales, from origin of anal fin by 7, and from insertion of anal fin by 4. No evidence of prolongation of any spine of first dorsal fin. Predorsal length for first dorsal fin slightly higher than head length. Pectoral fin relatively pointed (Ref 13203).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Das, M.K. and J.S. Nelson, 1996. Revision of the percophid genus Bembrops (Actinopterygii: Perciformes). Bull. Mar. Sci. 59(1):9-44. (Ref. 13203)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 14.4 - 15.4, mean 15.2 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00158 - 0.00959), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .