Luvarus imperialis

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Noun1.Luvarus imperialis - large silvery fish found worldwide in warm seas but nowhere commonLuvarus imperialis - large silvery fish found worldwide in warm seas but nowhere common; resembles a whale and feeds on plankton
scombroid, scombroid fish - important marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
genus Luvarus, Luvarus - type genus of the Luvaridae
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ABSTRACT--Single specimens of Finescale Triggerfish (Batistes polylepis) and Louvar (Luvarus imperialis) were found in British Columbia's coastal waters in 2014.
However, northeastern Pacific fishes such as Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis), Louvar (Luvarus imperialis), Skipjack Tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga), Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus), Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus), Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), Pacific Saury (Cololabis saira) and Pacific Pompano (Peprilus simillimus) are known to shift their range north during El Nino events and other warm periods (Karinen and others 1985; Pearcy and others 1985; Schoener and Fluharty 1985; Pearcy and Schoener 1987; Medred 2014; Bond and others 2015; Welch 2015a).
2002), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), tunas (Scombridae), the Louvar (Luvarus imperialis), and the Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), as well as small mesopelagic species such as the Lowcrest Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus sladeni, Sternoptychidae) that become stranded on shore during storms.