Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Centrolophidae
Etymology: Schedophilus: Name from Greek words 'phylos' (Φίλος), t) meaning 'one who likes' and "s 'shedia' (Σχεδία) which means raft; literally means 'the one who likes rafts'. This probably refers to the lifestyle ot the juveniles of this genus (Michail Ragousis, email@example.com, pers. Comm. 01/16) which are epipelagic and associate with floating jellyfish..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range - 180 m (Ref. 36656), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Pacific: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55763)
Body moderately deep and compressed; dorsal fin with 6 weak spines and 22 to 23 soft rays (VI, 22-23); its origin generally anterior to the insertion of the pectoral fins (juveniles) or above them (adults); anal fin with 15 to 16 rays; pectoral fins pointed; scales deciduous; dorsal area of juveniles with dark lines; body entirely dark gray or brown gray in adults (Ref. 55763).
Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.), 2000. Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of November 2000. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in November 2000. (Ref. 36656)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 13.3 - 15.6, mean 14.8 °C (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00406 - 0.01955), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .