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Snipefish

Order Syngnathiformes
Family Macroramphosidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Wide and compressed body, covered with small adherent scales. Prolonged head in a long snout in the shape of a tube, at the end of which opens the mouth. Proportionately large eyes. Two dorsal fins, the first with four spines, of which the second is very long and strong with the posterior toothed edge. The second dorsal with only soft radios. It has no lateral line. Pinkish color by back; Silver belly. Up to 15 cm in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
SNS
Specie
Macroramphosus scolopax
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 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern 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 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Schnepfenfisch
France Trompette
Italy Pesce trombetta
Portugal Trombeteiro
United Kingdom Snipefish
Fishing areas
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