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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Abundant in sea mountain areas, sometimes near the shore. Feeds on rather large fishes (species of Priacanthus, Decapterus, Emmelichthys, etc.) in Kyushu Palau-Ridge. Sometimes marketed fresh in Okinawa, Japan when caught.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius. Northwest Pacific: Okinawa and Kyushu-Palau Ridge in Japan.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Indo-West Pacific: Réunion, Mauritius (western Mascarenes); southern Japan to Kyushu-Palau Ridge.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9193
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Size

Maximum size: 2000 mm SL
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Max. size

200 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6181))
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Abundant in sea mountain areas, sometimes near the shore. Feeds on rather large fishes (species of @Priacanthus@, @Decapterus@, @Emmelichthys@, etc.) in Kyushu Palau-Ridge. Sometimes marketed fresh in Okinawa, Japan when caught.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Nostril slit-like. Tongue slender with many irregular villiform tooth patches. First spine of dorsal fin elongate. First anal fin ray scale-like, other embedded; pelvic fins reduced to scale-like spines. Pectoral fins triangular in shape. Body is silvery white, all fins pale brown, opercle lining blackish.
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Evoxymetopon poeyi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Evoxymetopon poeyi

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
  • Nakamura, I. and N.V. Parin 1993 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 15. Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfishes, sackfishes, domine, oilfish, cutlassfishes,. scabbardfishes, hairtails, and frostfishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(15):136 p. (Ref. 6181)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6181&speccode=489 External link.
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