gempylid


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Noun1.gempylid - snake mackerels; elongated marine fishes with oily flesh; resembles mackerels; found worldwide
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
family Gempylidae, Gempylidae - snake mackerels
Gempylus serpens, snake mackerel - predatory tropical fishes with jutting jaws and strong teeth
escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum - large snake mackerel with rings like spectacles around its eyes
oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus - very large deep-water snake mackerel
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Flyingfishes, epipelagic cephalopods, tetraodontiform fishes, several mesopelagic fishes, Auxis spp., and gempylid fishes predominated in the diet.
(2009) suggested that recent increases in abundance of other mid-size mesopredators, including bramids (pomfrets) and gempylids (snake mackerels) in pelagic fisheries operating from Hawaii may be attributed to a reduction in apex predators in this ecosystem.