Ruvettus pretiosus

Ruvettus pretiosus
Oilfish – Ruvettus pretiosus
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
GempylidaeRuvettus pretiosusCocco1833Oilfish

Ruvettus pretiosus

Unique Characters: Dorsal-fin elements, including finlets, less than 55. Distance from anus to anal-fin origin much shorter than snout length, about equal to eye diameter. Caudal peduncle without keels. Dorsal-fin spines more than 12. Lateral line single or bifurcated, but not sinuous. Skin very rough; scales medium-sized, interspersed with spinous bony tubercles. Midventral keel on belly. Lateral line single, obscure.

Ruvettus pretiosus
Oilfish – Ruvettus pretiosus

Similar Species: None

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