Lampris guttatus, Opah : fisheries, gamefish

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Lampris guttatus (Brünnich, 1788)

Opah
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > 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 Ekologi

; marina batypelagisk; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 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 / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 200 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5188); common length : 120 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 5217); publicerad maxvikt: 270.0 kg (Ref. 5188)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 0; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 48-55; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 33 - 41; Ryggkotor: 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).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. 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 Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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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

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja
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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].
Trofisk nivå (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.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (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.