Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Bembridae
Etymology: Bembras: Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy (Ref. 45335); macrolepis: Named for its large body scales.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 46 - 366 m (Ref. 27966). Tropical
Western Pacific: north of Townsville to off Wollongong, Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27966)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 11 - 12;
soft rays: 14 - 15. This species is characterized by the following: head depressed; body without large scute-like spines; infraorbital bones forming a strong ridge, confluent with uppermost preopercular spine and having 4-6 spines; broad subterminal vertical band in caudal fin (Ref. 40506).
Found on the continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Imamura, H. and L.W. Knapp, 1998. Review of the genus Bembras Cuvier, 1929 (Scorpaeniformes: Bembridae) with description of three new species collected from Australia and Indonesia. Ichthyol. Res. 45(2):165-178. (Ref. 27966)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 19.6 - 24.4, mean 21.7 °C (based on 30 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5332 [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
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .