First substantiated record of oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus (Osteichthyes: Gempylidae) from the coast of Senegal (eastern tropical Atlantic)


Three specimens of oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus Cocco, 1829 were recorded for the first time from the coast of Senegal. The specimens were probably immature; a single specimen was measured and weighed, reaching 745 mm of total length and 2350 g of total body weight, the other specimens were smaller. In this note, the authors present a short description of one specimen and its main morphometric measurements and meristic characters. The distribution of R. pretiosus in its new area of capture is commented and discussed.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15910725v41p111

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