Doederleinia berycoides

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Doederleinia berycoides
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Acropomatidae
Genus: Doederleinia
Steindachner, 1883
Species: D. berycoides
Binomial name
Doederleinia berycoides
(Hilgendorf, 1879)

Doederleinia berycoides, the rosy seabass or blackthroat seaperch, is a species of fish in the family Acropomatidae, the temperate ocean-basses or lanternbellies. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Doederleinia.[1] It is native to the eastern Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean from Japan to Australia.[1] In Japan it is known as Akamutsu.

Its head and body are red in color. It lacks the luminous organ present in many other members of the lanternbelly family. It has rows of conical teeth with large canines.[1] The fish grows to a length of 40 centimetres (16 in) TL.[2]

This species is found at depths of 100 to 600 metres (330 to 1,970 ft).[2]

The rosy seabass is of commercial importance as a food fish. This high value has inspired biological and ecological studies that may be useful in the management of its fishery.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Yamanoue, Y. and K. Matsuura. (2007). Doederleinia gracilispinis (Fowler, 1943), a junior synonym of Doederleinia berycoides (Hilgendorf, 1879), with review of the genus. Ichthyological Research 54(4) 404-11.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Doederleinia berycoides" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  3. ^ Yagi, Y., et al. (2014). Occurrence of Doederleinia berycoides (Hilgendorf, 1879) (Acropomatidae) larvae in coastal waters off Niigata Prefecture (northern Japan Sea). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30(1) 178-81.