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Slimehead

Order Beryciformes
Family Trachichthyidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Oval, deep and remarkably compressed body. Large head. Small eye. No spines on opercular or post-temporal bones. Minute teeth , in bands; vomer toothless in large specimens. Enlarged scales in abdominal midline sometimes present, sometimes not. Lateral line with 31 scales enlarged, bearing a low spine. Dorsal fin with 5-6 spines. Anal fin with 3 spines. Pectoral fin with 19-20. Colour dark orange, red on head and body; opercular membranes black.

Characteristics
FAO code
ORY
Specie
Hoplostethus atlanticus
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Atlantischer Sägebauch
France Hoplostète orange
Italy Pesce specchio atlantico
Portugal Olho de vidro laranja
United Kingdom Slimehead
Japan Orenzi-rafii
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