Nealotus tripes


Black snake mackerel
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Body blackish-brown; dorsal and anal fins pale brown.

Size:

Up to 25 cm TL.

Distribution:

Circumglobal in offshore, tropical and subtropical waters.

Habitat:

Epi- to mesopelagic, oceanic, from the surface to about 600 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on small fish such as myctophids, squids and crustaceans.

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