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Noun1.oilfish - very large deep-water snake mackereloilfish - very large deep-water snake mackerel
gempylid - snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide
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Diet of the oil fish Ruvettus pretiosus (Perciformes: Gempylidae) in the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago, Brazil.
Presence of Ruvettus pretiosus (Gempylidae) in the Colombian continental Caribbean
2) noted that Ruvettus were caught at depths of 900 [~275 m] to 1000 feet [~305 m], and that the flesh was said to be 'very oily and having a purgative effect, but being delicious eating'.
Landings of pelagic sharks and other species such as wahoo, Acanthacybium solanderi; oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus; and blackfin tuna, Thunnus atlanticus, were also reported in relatively large numbers.
Escolar is sometimes locally called oilfish or walu, but oilfish is actually the common name for Ruvettus pretiosus which represents a relatively rare species in the catch of the longline fishery.
Local name English name Scientific names Papara'uri (a) Jack Carangidae Po'opo'o (a) Deepwater jack Carangoides equula Ruhi (a) Black trevally Caranx lugubris Mango (a) Galapagos shark Carcharhinus galapagensis (c) Remo (a) Rainbow runner Elagatis bipinnulata Paratoti (a) Ruby snapper Etelis carbunculus (d) Mata uira (a) Glasseye Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Nanue (a) Pacific chub Kyphosus sandwicensis Calamar (a) Squid Ommastrephidae Ura (a) Spiny lobster Panulirus pascuensis Kopuku Hapuku wreckfish Polyprion oxygeneios haharoa (a) Konso Oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus Pomfret Taractes rubescens Sierra (b) Snoek Thyrsites atun Pescado no Marine fishes nei Marine fishes nei clasificado (b) Local name 1950-1977 (%) 2000-2010 (%) Papara'uri (a) 0.
Long-finned bream Taractichthys longipinnis -- Mahi mahi Coryphaena hippurus 17,463 Oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus 555 Opah Lampris guttatus 68 Pomfrets Family Bramidae -- Ray's bream Brama brama -- Ribbonfishes Family Trachipteridae -- Rudderfish Centrolophus niger -- Sickle pomfret Taractichthys steindachneri -- Slender barracuda Sphyraena jello -- Snake mackerel Gempylus serpens 1971 Snake mackerels Family Gempylidae -- Southern Ray's bream Brama spp.