Gempylus serpens


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Noun1.Gempylus serpens - predatory tropical fishes with jutting jaws and strong teeth
family Gempylidae, Gempylidae - snake mackerels
gempylid - snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide
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The species were the following: bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus); albacore (Thunnus alalunga); longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox); blue shark (Prionace glauca); dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as mahi mahi; skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamisY, yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares); striped marlin (Kajikia audax); sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri); snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens); and escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum).
20 0.2 1.6 Gempylidae Gempylus serpens 9 <0.1 1.1 Gempylus nasiitus 1 <0.1 0.5 No identificados 2 <0.1 0.9 * Scombridae Auxis rochei 1 <0.1 0.4 * Thiinnus atlanticus 6 <0.1 1.3 * No identificados I <0.1 0.9 * Xiphiidae Istiophoms 14 0.1 LO * platypteriis Makaira nigricans 1 <0.1 0.4 * Xiphias gladius 2 <0.1 0.5 * No identificados 1 <0.1 0.6 Nomeidae Cubiceps 1 <0.1 0.5 pauciradiatus Cubiceps spp.
The most commonly discarded bony fishes were the longnose lancetfish (Alepisaurus ferox) and snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), accounting for 28.6% and 26.7% of discards, respectively.
Catch rates for apex predators such as blue shark (Prionace glauca), bigeye (Thunnus obesus) and albacore (Thunnus alalunga) tunas, shortbill spearfish (Tetrapturus angustirostris), and striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) declined by 3% to 9% per year and catch rates for four midtrophic species, mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus), sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneri), escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum), and snake mackerel (Gempylus serpens), increased by 6% to 18% per year.