Species catalogue

Snoek

Order Perciformes
Family Gempylidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongate and strongly compressed. Lateral line single, running close to the upper contour of the body below most of the first dorsal-fin base then abruptly curving ventrally. Body is dark blue, slightly paler on belly. First dorsal fin membrane black.

Characteristics
FAO code
SNK
Specie
Thyrsites atun
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • 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 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 Snoek
France Snock
Italy Tirsite
Portugal Senuca
United Kingdom Snoek
Japan Barakuta
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls

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