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Profile lexID: 3971 AphiaID: 126834 Scientific: Schedophilus ovalis German: Ovaler Quallenfresser English: Imperial Blackfish Category: Smörfiskar Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Centrolophidae (Family) > Schedophilus (Genus) > ovalis (Species) Initial determination: (Cuvier, ), 1833 Occurrence: Bermuda, Medelhavet, Östra Atlanten, Spanien Size: 60 cm - 80 cm Temperature: 20°C - 26°C Food: Fiskyngel, maneter, Mysis, Plankton, Räkor, Småfisk Tank: ~ 100000 Liter Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! CITES: Not evaluated Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Created: 2011-12-17 18:14:58
Last edit: 2011-12-17 18:14:58
The imperial blackfish can get up to one meter in size, typical are however lengths of around 60 cm. It is benthopelagic and lives in depths of around 80 to 240 meters along continental shelves and islands.
Juveniles are epipelagic and live with jellyfish, among others with Physalia physalis, close to the surface.
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