Gempylus serpens


Snake mackerel GES
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Silvery black.

Size:

Up to 112 cm TL.

Distribution:

Circumglobal in tropical, subtropical and temperate waters.

Habitat:

Epipelagic and mesopelagic, from the surface to 950 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds primarily on fishes, squids and crustaceans.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by longline.

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