Species catalogue

Sunfish

Order Lampriformes
Family Lampridae

Marine fish with high and compressed body. Mouth without teeth. Vertical pectoral fins. Blue color with violet reflections on the back, golden on the head and whitish on the belly, with numerous circular white spots; Vivid red fins. Up to 2 m in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
LAG
Specie
Lampris guttatus
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 48: the Antarctic 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 67: the Northeastern 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
Fishing seasons
jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Gotteslachs
France Opah
Italy Pesce ré
Portugal Peixe cravo
United Kingdom Sunfish
Japan Mandai
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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