The Bigscale lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 500 - 3000 m environment.

Bigscale pomfret is an open-ocean species that’s widely distributed in the warm waters of the Pacific. It has a rounded shape, pointed fins and, as its common name implies, big scales. More

Bean's Bigscale is a deepsea pelagic fish that has deep pits on its head. Its scales are easily removed so specimens that are caught in trawl nets are often badly damaged. More

Bigscale Goatfish Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

The Bigscale Soldierfish occurs on coral reefs and can be recognised by its colouration. During the day it is usually seen in caves and under ledges. Identification The Bigscale Soldierfish can be recognised by its colouration. More

The Bigscale Soldierfish is the most common of the many soldierfish found there. Its orange spinous dorsal fin handsomely distinguishes it from others in its family. During the daylight hours, this creature lingers in caves and under ledges of subtidal reef flats. More

steindachneri, known as the sickle or bigscale pomfret, because of the forked shape of its fins and large scales. Longline fishermen from Japan refer to monchong as "utopia fish. More

Bigscale Pomfret - Taractes longipinnis = Bigscale Pomfret Bigscale Pomfret live in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Bigscale Pomfret are a highly migritory species that feed mainly on small squid and fish. More

Bigscale soldierfish are abundant at Cocos Island. More

of the discovery of the bigscale pomfret on the beach at San Onofre. I had to mention this fish was pretty well decomposed. The curator kindly thanked me for the news about this specimen and declined my offer of the actual fish. More

The bigscale logperch has also been introduced into Ute Reservoir in Quar County, New Mexico (Sublette et al. 1990). More

habits of twospine bigscales (Scopelogadus mizolepis bispinosus) indicates spawning occurs year-round, with no definite peaks. More

Bigscale meeting @ carrefour Ternat 05:15 - 3 years ago rcforum.demij.beall »« Download video - iPod/PSPDownload is starting. Save file to your computer. If the download does not start automatically, right-click this link and choose "Save As". More

Bigscale logperch can be found in a variety of habitats including the slow moving sections of warm, clear streams and the shallow areas of reservoirs with bottoms covered in mud, gravel, rock, and other debris. More

Common names

Bigscale in English
Hime-tate-kabuto-uo in Japanese (日本語)
Ridgehead in English
后鳍灯孔鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
後鰭燈孔鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Stephanoberyciformes
Family : Melamphaidae
Genus : Scopeloberyx
Species : Scopeloberyx opisthopterus
Authority : Parr, 1933