WoRMS taxon details

Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829

126862  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126862)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Strictly oceanic, epipelagic and mesopelagic and occurring solitarily. Adults migrate to the surface at night while larvae...  
Description Strictly oceanic, epipelagic and mesopelagic and occurring solitarily. Adults migrate to the surface at night while larvae and juveniles stay near the surface only during the day. Feeds on fishes (myctophids, exocoetids, sauries, scombrids), crustaceans and cephalopods. Males mature at 43 cm SL, females at 50 cm. Spawns in tropical waters year round. Fecundity of about 300 thousand to 1 million eggs. No special fishery, but appears sometimes as by-catch in the tuna longline fishery (Ref. 9784). Not eaten raw, but cooked in any way, also dried (Ref. 7364). May also be sold as sausages and fish cake (Ref. 9302). [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas; adults also often caught in temperate waters, as far north as 41°N   
Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas; adults also often caught in temperate waters, as far north as 41°N  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126862 on 2018-12-10
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Strictly oceanic, epipelagic and mesopelagic and occurring solitarily. Adults migrate to the surface at night while larvae and juveniles stay near the surface only during the day. Feeds on fishes (myctophids, exocoetids, sauries, scombrids), crustaceans and cephalopods. Males mature at 43 cm SL, females at 50 cm. Spawns in tropical waters year round. Fecundity of about 300 thousand to 1 million eggs. No special fishery, but appears sometimes as by-catch in the tuna longline fishery (Ref. 9784). Not eaten raw, but cooked in any way, also dried (Ref. 7364). May also be sold as sausages and fish cake (Ref. 9302). [details]

Diet Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans  [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas; adults also often caught in temperate waters, as far north as 41°N  [details]

Habitat Strictly oceanic and usually solitary. Adults migrate to the surface at night while larvae and juveniles are found near the surface during the day. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Bait [details]
 

LanguageName 
English snake mackerel  [details]
Japanese クロタチカマス  [details]
Spanish escolar de canal  [details]