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Bembrops gobioides  (Goode, 1880)

Goby flathead
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 100 - 724 m (Ref. 13203), usually 315 - 724 m (Ref. 13203).   Subtropical; 41°N - 14°N

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Western Atlantic: New York and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to West Indies; southern limit uncertain

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal soft rays: 17 - 18. Membrane between first and second spines of first dorsal fin dark gray. Snout relatively short (1.0-1.2x eye diameter). Scales present on lateral and dorsal surfaces of snout. Upper jaw extending behind anterior margin of eye. Maxillary tentacle short and stumpy. Lateral line descending relatively abruptly beyond origin of pectoral fin, separated from origin of first dorsal fin by 4-6 rows of scales, from origin of anal fin by 5 or 6, and from insertion of anal fin by 3. No evidence of prolongation of any spine of first dorsal fin. Predorsal length for first dorsal fin almost equal to head length. Color in alcohol darker gray dorsally, lighter ventrally (Ref 13203).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Enters shelf waters.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Thompson, Bruce | Collaborators

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00160 - 0.00946), 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):  4.1   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .