Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Parabembridae
Etymology: Parabembras: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, bembras, -ados = a kind of anchovy (Ref. 45335); multisquamata: Name from Latin 'multus' meaning many and 'squamatus' meaning scaled, referring to the high number of pored lateral line scales; name an adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 299 - 444 m (Ref. 117904). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific Ocean: the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117904)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: differs from P. robinsoni in having 2 lachrymal spines and absence of symphyseal knob on the lower jaw; differs from P. curta in having usually D1 X (vs. VIII-IX in P. curta), supraocular spines 9-11 (vs. 6-8), and pored lateral line scales 40-44 (vs. 34-39) (Ref. 117904).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kai, Y. and R. Fricke, 2018. Taxonomic review of the deep water flathead genus Parabembras with description of the new species Parabembras multisquamata from the western Pacific Ocean (Teleostei, Parabembridae). ZooKeys 740:59-76. (Ref. 117904)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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 (13 of 100) .