WoRMS taxon details

Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833

126867  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126867)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Oceanic on continental slope and sea rises. Usually solitary or in pairs near the sea bottom. Feeds on a wide variety of...  
Description Oceanic on continental slope and sea rises. Usually solitary or in pairs near the sea bottom. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. No special fisheries, but appears as by-catch in the tuna longline fishery, caught usually at depths from 200 to 400 m. The peculiar wooden 'palu' or @Ruvettus@ hook is used to catch this species in southcentral Pacific. The flesh is very oily, with purgative properties, if eaten much. Marketed fresh and in the form of fish cakes (Ref. 9302). [details]

Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and temperate seas of the world, as far north as the Gulf of Maine in the Canadian Atlantic.  
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and temperate seas of the world, as far north as the Gulf of Maine in the Canadian Atlantic. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126867 on 2018-12-18
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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 Oceanic on continental slope and sea rises. Usually solitary or in pairs near the sea bottom. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes, crustaceans and cephalopods. No special fisheries, but appears as by-catch in the tuna longline fishery, caught usually at depths from 200 to 400 m. The peculiar wooden 'palu' or @Ruvettus@ hook is used to catch this species in southcentral Pacific. The flesh is very oily, with purgative properties, if eaten much. Marketed fresh and in the form of fish cakes (Ref. 9302). [details]

Diet Feeds on fish, crustaceans and squid  [details]

Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and temperate seas of the world, as far north as the Gulf of Maine in the Canadian Atlantic. [details]

Habitat Usually over the continental shelf, sometimes in oceanic waters down to 800 m. Usually solitary or in pairs near the bottom. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- comercial, fishery and gamefish [details]

Remark Date Eschmeyer, pers. comm. Type species of genus. [details]
 

LanguageName 
Danish oliefisk  [details]
Dutch olievis  [details]
English oilfish  [details]
French rouvet  [details]
German Ölfisch  [details]
Italian ruvetto  [details]
Japanese バラムツ  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Ρουβέττος  [details]
Portuguese escolar  [details]
Spanish escolar clavoescolar  [details]
Swedish oljefisk  [details]
Turkish kalas baligi  [details]