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Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788)

Opah
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Actinopterígios (peces con aletas radiadas) > Lampriformes (Velifers, tube-eyes and ribbonfishes) > Lampridae (Opah)
Etymology: Lampris: Greek, lampros = light (Ref. 45335);  guttatus: Species name form the Latin' regius' meaning king's (Ref. 6885).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino batipelágico; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); rango de profundidad 0 - 500 m (Ref. 89422), usually ? - 366 m (Ref. 5951).   Deep-water; 75°N - 60°S, 180°W - 180°E

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Worldwide in tropical to temperate waters (Ref. 57923). Western Atlantic: Grand Banks and Nova Scotia (Canada) to Florida (USA), Gulf of Mexico and the West Indies (Ref. 7251) up to Argentina (Ref. 47377). Eastern Atlantic: Norway and Greenland to Senegal (Ref. 6737) and south of Angola (Ref. 6476) also Mediterranean. Eastern Pacific: Gulf of Alaska to south of southern California (Ref. 265). A single capture in South Georgia marks an incidental occurrence in Southern Ocean.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 5188); common length : 120 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 5217); peso máximo publicado: 270.0 kg (Ref. 5188)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Espinas dorsales (total): 0; Radios blandos dorsales (total): 48-55; Espinas anales 0; Radios blandos anales: 33 - 41; Vértebra: 43. Caudal fin broadly lunate; pectorals long and falcate; pelvic fins similar to pectoral fins in shape and a little longer (Ref. 6885). Dark steely blue dorsally shading into green with silver and purple iridescence, belly rosy, body covered with silvery spots in irregular rows, light mottling on caudal and dorsal fins; vermillion on fins and jaws, golden around eyes (Ref. 6885).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Oceanic and apparently solitary (Ref. 6737). Epi- and mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on midwater fishes and invertebrates, mainly squids (Ref. 6737). Probably spawns in the spring (Ref. 6885). Occasionally taken as a by-catch of tuna fisheries. Considered a good food fish (Ref. 5242); marketed fresh and frozen; prepared as sashimi (Ref. 9987). Swims by flapping the pectoral fins (Ref. 36731).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Palmer, G., 1986. Lamprididae. p. 725-726. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6737)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 May 2013

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: escaso valor comercial; pesca deportiva: si
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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5 - 19.9, mean 12.1 (based on 1423 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Generation time: 5.0 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Assuming tm>4).
Prior r = 0.28, 95% CL = 0.16 - 0.48, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.