Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Chiasmodontidae
Etymology: Pseudoscopelus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, skopelos = a lantern fish (Ref. 45335). Lütken did not recognize the presence of photophores on the body, confusing them with pores, but referred to a genus of lanternfish (Scopelus now Myctophum) when he named the genus (Ref. 85782); parini: Named for Nikolay V. Parin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 1230 m (Ref. 57779), usually - m (Ref. ). Deep-water; 0°C -
Western Pacific: Marcus-Nekker Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57779)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 24;
Vertebrae: 36. Diagnosis: Lacks photophores, with light coloration of the bucco-branchial cavity; no teeth on tongue; about 5 widely dispersed on the palatunum; 4 rows of teeth on the praemaxillare and dentale, divided by distinct gaps, and with a long upper jaw (Ref. 57779).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Prokofiev, A.M. and E.I. Kukuev, 2006. Pseudoscopelus parini sp. nova. A new species of linebellies (Perciformes: Chiasmodontidae) from the Western Pacific Ocean. J. Ichthyol. 46(6):481-484. (Ref. 57779)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.7 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .