Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Scorpaenidae
(Scorpionfishes or rockfishes) > Scorpaeninae
Etymology: Neomerinthe: Greek, neos = new + Greek, merinthos, -ou = thread (Ref. 45335); bauchotae: Named in honor of Marie Louise Bauchot in recognition of her numerous contributions to ichthyology.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 50 - 510 m (Ref. 35811). Deep-water
Indian Ocean: Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35811)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Poss, S.G. and G. Duhamel, 1991. Neomerinthe bauchotae, a new scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) from Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands (Southern Indian Ocean), with comments on the limits of the genus. Cybium 15(2):93-102. (Ref. 35811)
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
): 3 - 4.3, mean 3.2 (based on 3 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00587 - 0.02579), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 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 (25 of 100) .