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Family: Gempylidae Snake mackerels



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Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Diplospinus multistriatus Maul, 1948

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Diplospinus multistriatus
[Striped escolar]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Epinnula magistralis Poey, 1854

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Epinnula magistralis
[Domine]



Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Gempylus serpens
[Snake mackerel]



Tropical and temperate se
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Smith, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
[Escolar]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Nealotus tripes Johnson, 1865

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Nealotus tripes
[Black snake mackerel]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Neoepinnula americana (Grey, 1953)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Neoepinnula americana
[American sackfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Neoepinnula orientalis (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neoepinnula orientalis
[Sackfish]



Probably distributed worl
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Nesiarchus nasutus Johnson, 1862

Photo by Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Nesiarchus nasutus
[Black gemfish]



Southern Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Paradiplospinus antarcticus Andriashev, 1960

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Paradiplospinus antarcticus
[Antarctic escolar]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Paradiplospinus gracilis (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paradiplospinus gracilis
[Slender escolar]



Tropical and warm tempera
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Promethichthys prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Promethichthys prometheus
[Roudi escolar]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.9 cm SL

 
Rexea alisae
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Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 72.5 cm SL
Rexea antefurcata Parin, 1989

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rexea antefurcata
[Long-finned escolar]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Rexea bengalensis (Alcock, 1894)

Photo by Photo by Bos, A.R.
 
Rexea bengalensis
[Bengal escolar]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Rexea brevilineata Parin, 1989

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rexea brevilineata
[Short-lined escolar]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Rexea nakamurai Parin, 1989

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rexea nakamurai
[Nakamura's escolar]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Rexea prometheoides (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Rexea prometheoides
[Royal escolar]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm SL
Rexea solandri (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Rexea solandri
[Silver gemfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni Parin & Astakhov, 1987

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni
[Paxton's escolar]



Circumtropical and temper
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Ruvettus pretiosus
[Oilfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Thyrsites atun
[Snoek]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Thyrsitoides marleyi Fowler, 1929

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Thyrsitoides marleyi
[Black snoek]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Thyrsitops lepidopoides (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Thyrsitops lepidopoides
[White snake mackerel]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Tongaichthys robustus Nakamura & Fujii, 1983

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Tongaichthys robustus
[Tonga escolar]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Diplospinus multistriatus Striped escolar Atlantic, Indian and Paci 33 SL 1948
Epinnula magistralis Domine Western Central Atlantic 100 SL 1854
Gempylus serpens Snake mackerel Worldwide in tropical and 100 SL 1829
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum Escolar Tropical and temperate se 200 SL 1843
Nealotus tripes Black snake mackerel Atlantic, Indian and Paci 25 SL 1865
Neoepinnula americana American sackfish Western Atlantic 22 SL 1953
Neoepinnula orientalis Sackfish Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1924
Nesiarchus nasutus Black gemfish Probably distributed worl 130 SL 1862
Paradiplospinus antarcticus Antarctic escolar Southern Ocean 52 SL 1960
Paradiplospinus gracilis Slender escolar Southeast Atlantic 52 SL 1906
Promethichthys prometheus Roudi escolar Tropical and warm tempera 100 SL 1832
Rexea alisae Western Pacific 30.9 SL 1997
Rexea antefurcata Long-finned escolar Southeast Pacific 72.5 SL 1989
Rexea bengalensis Bengal escolar Indo-West Pacific 22 SL 1894
Rexea brevilineata Short-lined escolar Southeast Pacific 43 SL 1989
Rexea nakamurai Nakamura's escolar Indo-West Pacific 38 SL 1989
Rexea prometheoides Royal escolar Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1856
Rexea solandri Silver gemfish Southwest Pacific 110 SL 1832
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni Paxton's escolar Western Pacific 22 SL 1987
Ruvettus pretiosus Oilfish Circumtropical and temper 300 TL 1833
Thyrsites atun Snoek Southwest Atlantic 200 SL 1791
Thyrsitoides marleyi Black snoek Indo-West Pacific 200 TL 1929
Thyrsitops lepidopoides White snake mackerel Southwest Atlantic 40 SL 1832
Tongaichthys robustus Tonga escolar Pacific Ocean 30 SL 1983



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