Lampris guttatus, Opah : fisheries, gamefish

Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788)

Opah
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> Lampriformes (Velifers, tube-eyes and ribbonfishes) > Lampridae (Opahs)
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 Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 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.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5188); common length : 120 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5217); peso massimo pubblicato: 270.0 kg (Ref. 5188)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 48-55; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 33 - 41; Vertebre: 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. 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 Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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. 123251)

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

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
FAO - pesca: landings; Publication: search | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5 - 19.9, mean 12.1 °C (based on 1423 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (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.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Basso, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 4.5 - 14 anni (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.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 10.3 [4.6, 23.3] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.391 [0.202, 0.881] mg/100g ; Protein = 21.5 [17.1, 24.1] % ; Omega3 = 0.366 [0.182, 0.756] g/100g ; Selenium = 21.2 [8.7, 53.2] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 5.25 [1.10, 26.27] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.246 [0.159, 0.407] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.