Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Centrolophidae
Etymology: Schedophilus: Name from Greek words 'phylos' (?????), t) meaning 'one who likes' and "s 'shedia' (??????) 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.. More on author: Sauvage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 40 - 500 m (Ref. 27121). Deep-water; 2°N - 45°S, 180°W - 180°E
Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea (Ref. 2683), St. Helena, Vema Seamount, Tristan da Cunha and South Africa. Western Indian Ocean: St. Paul and Amsterdam islands. Southwest Pacific: Australia (including Lord Howe Island), New Zealand (Ref. 5755) and Rapa Island. Southeast Pacific: Easter Island, Juan Fernandez Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27121)
Found near islands (Ref. 27000). Feeds on planktonic salps, cephalopods and small fishes (Ref. 11228). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 11228.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Heemstra, P.C., 1995. Additions and corrections for the 1995 impression. p. v-xv. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Revised Edition of Smiths' Sea Fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 11228)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.2 - 19.1, mean 14 °C (based on 193 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00397 - 0.01999), b=3.10 (2.90 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.57 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .