Ruvettus pretiosus


Oilfish OIL
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Dark brown.

Size:

Up to 200 cm TL.

Distribution:

Circumglobal, in tropical and temperate waters.

Habitat:

Mesopelagic and benthopelagic, from 200–700 m depth.

Biology:

Feeds primarily on fish, squids and crustaceans.

Indonesian fisheries:

Rarely caught by trawls, but also by longline.

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