Teleostei (teleosts) > Scombriformes
(Mackerels) > Bramidae
Etymology: Pterycombus: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, kombos, oy = belt (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 25 - 600 m (Ref. 35388). Subtropical; 67°N - 1°S, 98°W - 36°E
Western Atlantic: Newfoundland in Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Jamaica. Eastern Atlantic: Norway and south of Cap Lopez, west of Mayumba (Gulf of Guinea) (Ref. 4936); reported from Iceland (Ref. 12462).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)
Dorsal and anal fins without scales. Diameter of eye much larger than the snout length (Ref. 35388).
Lives down to a depth of 400 m (Ref. 35388). Seasonal migrant (Ref. 6697). Maximum depth reported taken from Ref. 94863.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Breeding takes place all year-round (Ref. 6697).
Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray, 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 6.7 - 24.3, mean 10 °C (based on 523 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00782 - 0.04232), b=2.96 (2.76 - 3.16), 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
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming tmax>10).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 61.8 [23.5, 128.7] mg/100g; Iron = 0.985 [0.414, 2.030] mg/100g; Protein = 19.7 [17.8, 21.6] %; Omega3 = 0.445 [0.187, 1.094] g/100g; Selenium = 20 [5, 66] μg/100g; VitaminA = 10 [2, 42] μg/100g; Zinc = 0.539 [0.347, 0.867] mg/100g (wet weight);