Schedophilus pemarco (Poll, 1959)
Pemarco blackfish
Schedophilus pemarco
photo by FAO

Family:  Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 50 - 500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc, Mauritania to the Kunene River, Angola. Reported from Namibia (Ref. 27121). Western Atlantic: occurrence in Venezuela is based on 4 samples taken from the coast, of which only one is larger than 20 cm TL (Ref. 13628).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-26; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 16-18. Dark grey-blue to brownish in color; juveniles with irregular horizontal stripes on flanks; fins darker than body; pelvic fins black; eye bluish (Ref. 4410).
Biology:  Inhabits shelf and slope waters (Ref. 2683).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.05.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.11.00
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 06.09.95

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