Gempylidae - Gemfishes

Use the table to access images and fact sheets of the gempylid fishes on the site.

Juvenile Oilfish

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The family contains the escolars, gemfishes, oilfish and snake mackerels.

Gempylus serpens Snake Mackerel
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum Escolar
Rexea solandri Gemfish
Ruvettus pretiosus Oilfish
Thyrsites atun Barracouta
Thyrsitoides marleyi Black Snoek


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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Gempylidae, Gemfishes, Escolars, Snake Mackerels,