Berycidae

Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333: 320

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.3.2

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50B7E074-F212-4193-BFB9-84A1D0A0E03C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AC642D14-3A52-FFD0-34F2-FF14D84329E9

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Plazi

scientific name

Berycidae
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Family Berycidae  

Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834   —Splendid alfonsino

1,968 specimens were caught at depths between 643 and 914 m. Length data were available for 698 specimens ranging from 21 to 48 cm TL (36.5 ± 4.4). Habitat and Distribution: benthopelagic on continental shelves and slopes, seamounts, and oceanic ridges in a depth range from 25 to 1,300 m, usually 200– 800 m. Circumglobal distribution, in temperate to tropical waters excluding the northeastern Pacific. In the eastern Atlantic, from Ireland to South Africa. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), HV (FishBase).

Beryx decadactylus Cuvier, 1829   Beryx  

18 specimens were caught at depths between 643 and 877 m. Length data were available for 11 specimens ranging from 44 to 58 cm TL. Length data available during the exploratory surveys carried out in the 1980 s was from 24 to 59 cm TL, but the total number of individuals caught was not reported. Habitat and Distribution: benthopelagic with a worldwide distribution, occurring in tropical, subtropical and some temperate areas of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, and in the western Mediterranean Sea. In the eastern Atlantic, from Greenland, Iceland and Norway to western Sahara and South Africa. Vulnerability: DD ( IUCN), HHV (FishBase).