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Family: Gempylidae Snake mackerels



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24 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Diplospinus multistriatus Maul, 1948

Photo by FAO
 
Diplospinus multistriatus
[Striped escolar]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Epinnula magistralis Poey, 1854

Photo by FAO
 
Epinnula magistralis
[Domine]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Worldwide in tropical and
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Gempylus serpens
[Snake mackerel]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Tropical and temperate se
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Smith, 1843)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
[Escolar]

Photo by JAMARC

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Nealotus tripes Johnson, 1865

Photo by JAMARC
 
Nealotus tripes
[Black snake mackerel]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Neoepinnula americana (Grey, 1953)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Neoepinnula americana
[American sackfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Neoepinnula orientalis (Gilchrist & von Bonde, 1924)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Neoepinnula orientalis
[Sackfish]

Photo by Román Marcote, E.

Probably distributed worl
Max. Length 130 cm SL
Nesiarchus nasutus Johnson, 1862

Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Nesiarchus nasutus
[Black gemfish]

Photo by FAO

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Paradiplospinus antarcticus Andriashev, 1960

Photo by FAO
 
Paradiplospinus antarcticus
[Antarctic escolar]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm SL
Paradiplospinus gracilis (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Paradiplospinus gracilis
[Slender escolar]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Tropical and warm tempera
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Promethichthys prometheus (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Promethichthys prometheus
[Roudi escolar]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 30.9 cm SL

 
Rexea alisae
[]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 72.5 cm SL
Rexea antefurcata Parin, 1989

Photo by FAO
 
Rexea antefurcata
[Long-finned escolar]

Photo by Bos, A.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Rexea bengalensis (Alcock, 1894)

Photo by Bos, A.R.
 
Rexea bengalensis
[Bengal escolar]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Rexea brevilineata Parin, 1989

Photo by FAO
 
Rexea brevilineata
[Short-lined escolar]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Rexea nakamurai Parin, 1989

Photo by FAO
 
Rexea nakamurai
[Nakamura's escolar]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Rexea prometheoides (Bleeker, 1856)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Rexea prometheoides
[Royal escolar]

Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm SL
Rexea solandri (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Rexea solandri
[Silver gemfish]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni Parin & Astakhov, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Rexichthys johnpaxtoni
[Paxton's escolar]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Circumtropical and temper
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1833

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Ruvettus pretiosus
[Oilfish]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm SL
Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Thyrsites atun
[Snoek]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Thyrsitoides marleyi Fowler, 1929

Photo by CSIRO
 
Thyrsitoides marleyi
[Black snoek]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Thyrsitops lepidopoides (Cuvier, 1832)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Thyrsitops lepidopoides
[White snake mackerel]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Tongaichthys robustus Nakamura & Fujii, 1983

Photo by FAO
 
Tongaichthys robustus
[Tonga escolar]
24 Species of Family Gempylidae
(Snake mackerels)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1948 Diplospinus multistriatus Striped escolar Atlantic, Indian and Paci 33 SL
1854 Epinnula magistralis Domine Western Central Atlantic 100 SL
1829 Gempylus serpens Snake mackerel Worldwide in tropical and 100 SL
1843 Lepidocybium flavobrunneum Escolar Tropical and temperate se 200 SL
1865 Nealotus tripes Black snake mackerel Atlantic, Indian and Paci 25 SL
1953 Neoepinnula americana American sackfish Western Atlantic 22 SL
1924 Neoepinnula orientalis Sackfish Indo-West Pacific 30 SL
1862 Nesiarchus nasutus Black gemfish Probably distributed worl 130 SL
1960 Paradiplospinus antarcticus Antarctic escolar Southern Ocean 52 SL
1906 Paradiplospinus gracilis Slender escolar Southeast Atlantic 52 SL
1832 Promethichthys prometheus Roudi escolar Tropical and warm tempera 100 SL
1997 Rexea alisae Western Pacific 30.9 SL
1989 Rexea antefurcata Long-finned escolar Southeast Pacific 72.5 SL
1894 Rexea bengalensis Bengal escolar Indo-West Pacific 22 SL
1989 Rexea brevilineata Short-lined escolar Southeast Pacific 43 SL
1989 Rexea nakamurai Nakamura's escolar Indo-West Pacific 38 SL
1856 Rexea prometheoides Royal escolar Indo-West Pacific 40 SL
1832 Rexea solandri Silver gemfish Southwest Pacific 110 SL
1987 Rexichthys johnpaxtoni Paxton's escolar Western Pacific 22 SL
1833 Ruvettus pretiosus Oilfish Circumtropical and temper 300 TL
1791 Thyrsites atun Snoek Southwest Atlantic 200 SL
1929 Thyrsitoides marleyi Black snoek Indo-West Pacific 200 TL
1832 Thyrsitops lepidopoides White snake mackerel Southwest Atlantic 40 SL
1983 Tongaichthys robustus Tonga escolar Pacific Ocean 30 SL



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