The Family Gempylidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (14): Diplospinus · Epinnula · Gempylus · Jordanidia · Lepidocybium · Nealotus · Nesiarchus · Promethichthys · Rexea · Ruvettus · Thrysites · Thyrsites · Thyrsitoides · Thyrsitops
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 51 species and subspecies in the Family Gempylidae.
The domine is a tropical fish in the family Gempylidae (snake mackerels). Domine are deepwater fish so are not frequently caught by fishermen. It is considered rare, but is not listed in the IUCN Red List. [more]
The escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum, a species of fish in the family Gempylidae, is found in deep (200?885 m) tropical and temperate waters around the world. It is also known as snake mackerel, and sometimes is marketed as "butterfish" or "white tuna", a controversial practice due to potential health problems related with consumption of the fish. [more]
The oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus, is a species of snake mackerel in the family Gempylidae, and the only species in the genus Ruvettus. It is found in the Mediterranean, middle Atlantic and throughout the southern seas, at depths between 100 and 800 m. Its length is between 80 cm and 2 m. [more]
Thyrsites atun, the "snoek" or "Cape snoek", is a long, thin, perch-like commercial food fish belonging to the Gempylidae family. It is found in the seas of the Southern Hemisphere. It is also known in Australasia as barracouta though it is not related to the barracuda. [more]
At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Thyrsitops.
More info about the Genus Thyrsitops may be found here.
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