Nesiarchus nasutus


Black gemfish NEN
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head and body dark brown with a purple sheen; fin membrans black; anus margin black.

Size:

Up to 135 cm TL.

Distribution:

Circumglobal in tropical and temperate waters.

Habitat:

Bentho- to mesopelagic, over the continental slope from 200 to 1,200 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds on fishes, squids and crustaceans.

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