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Nealotus tripes Johnson, 1865
Machaerope latispinis Ogilby, 1899; Striped snake-mackerel

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Nealotus tripes
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Nealotus tripes

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Main identification features
  • elongate; long head; large eye
  • 1st dorsal fin : long base; 2nd dorsal fin and a: 2 finlets behind
  • 1 straight lateral line
  • pelvic = 1 tiny spine
  • a: 2 free spines, 1st large
Elongate, compressed; head long, pointed, top profile straight; eye large; mouth large, horizontal, at front, lower jaw projects; teeth large, conical, large fangs at front top jaw; dorsal long base, XX-XXI, 16-19, with deep notch between 2 parts, 2 finlets after; anal 2 free spines then 15-19 rays, then 2 finlets; pelvics tiny, under pectorals; tail forked; 1 straight lateral line along length of body.

Blackish brown; dorsal and anal clear; inside mouth and gill chamber black.

Size: 30 cm.

Habitat: oceanic pelagic.

Depth: 0-820 m.

Circumtropical; southern Baja and the southern Gulf of California to Peru, all the offshore islands.

Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: North Temperate (Californian Province &/or Northern Gulf of California); Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap); Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos); Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 820 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: Pelagic crustacea; bony fishes; octopus/squid/cuttlefish.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=28; Southern limit=-17; Western limit=-115; Eastern limit=-71; Latitudinal range=45; Longitudinal range=44.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore.
FishBase Habitat: Bathypelagic.
Global Endemism: Circumtropical ( Indian + Pacific + Atlantic Oceans); East Pacific + Atlantic (East +/or West); Transisthmian (East Pacific + Atlantic of Central America); East Pacific + all Atlantic (East+West); All Pacific (West + Central + East); TEP non-endemic; "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific); All species.
Habitat: Water column.
Inshore Offshore: Offshore; Offshore Only.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 30 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Continent + Island (s); Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; Eastern Pacific non-endemic; All species.
Residency: Resident.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Mid Water; Near Surface; Surface; Water column only;

Scientific source:

Links to other sites

  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Castro-Aguirre, J.L. and Balart, E.F., 2002., La ictiofauna de las islas Revillagigedos y sus relaciones zoogeograficas, con comentarios acerca de su origen y evolucion. En: Lozano-Vilano, M. L. (Ed.). Libro Jubilar en Honor al Dr. Salvador Contreras Balderas., Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León:153-170.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Grove , J.S. and Lavenberg, R. J., 1997., The fishes of the Galápagos islands., Stanford University Press:863 pp.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Johnson,., 1865., Description of new genus of trichuroid fishes obtained at Madeira, with remarks on the genus Dicrotus, Günther, and on some allied genera of Trichiuridae., Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1865:434-437.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Nakamura , I. and Parin, N.V., 1993., Snake mackerels and cutlassfishes of the world (families Gempylidae and Trichiuridae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of the snake mackerels, snoeks, escolars, gemfish, sackfishes, domine, oilfish ...FAO Species Catalogue Vol. 15., FAO Fish. Synop. No 125,.


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