Lampris immaculatus Gilchrist, 1904
Southern opah
photo by Duhamel, G.

Family:  Lampridae (Opahs)
Max. size:  110 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 30 kg
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 50 - 485 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal in the southern hemisphere between 34°S and the Antarctic Polar Front.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 55-56; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 36-40
Biology:  Feeds on krill, squid and fishes.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Jarre-Teichmann, Astrid - 23.01.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.09.08
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 20.01.97

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