Teleostei (teleosts) > Acropomatiformes
(Oceanic basses) > Synagropidae
Etymology: Caraibops: Name from 'caraib', a collective name for the Indian tribes formerly inhabiting the Caribbean basin, combined with the ending -ops for the similar sounding to the related genus Parascombrops..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 36 - 550 m (Ref. 9626). Deep-water; 13°N - 6°N
Western Atlantic: from NE Gulf fof Mexico to Suriname.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9626)
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 8 - 9;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by having an elongate body, slender head; clearly separated first and second dorsal fins; pelvic spines with anterior edge distinctly serrated; anterior edge of second spine of first dorsal and anal fin smooth; A III; D1 XIII; 46-51 pored lateral line scales; weakly serrated posterior margin of preoperculum; both jaws with a single row of teeth; canines long, sharp, well separated; upper jaw with 3-4 prominent fanglike teeth anterior to the vomer and without large canines on premaxillary; lower jaw with 2 small canines at front, followed by 3-5 large canines; 2 canines on vomer; villiform teeth on palatine (Ref. 80062).
Encountered near the surface at night.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mejía, L.S., A. Acero P., A. Roa and L. Saavedra, 2001. Review of the fishes of the genus Synagrops from the tropical Western Atlantic (Perciformes: Acropomatidae). Caribb. J. Sci. 37(3-4):202-209. (Ref. 43234)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 13.1 - 22.4, mean 18 °C (based on 26 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00411 - 0.02221), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).