Scombrops oculatus (Poey, 1860)
Atlantic scombrops
Scombrops oculatus
photo by IGFA

Family:  Scombropidae (Gnomefishes)
Max. size:  104 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 9,880.0 g
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 610 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida in USA, especially along western Bahamas, but ranges widely in tropical western Atlantic. Possibly nearly worldwide in tropical region.
Biology:  Commonly caught by anglers at depths between 200-610 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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