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Beryx splendens (Alfonsin; Alfonsino; Beryx; Golden eye perch; Lowes berix; Lowe's beryx; Slender alfonsino; Slender beryx; Splendid alfonsino)

Synonyms: Bryx splendens
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Wikipedia Abstract

The splendid alfonsino (Beryx splendens) is an alfonsino of the genus Beryx, found around the world at depths between 25 and 1,300 m. Their length is between 30 and 70 cm. It is known as kinmedai (金目鯛) in sushi and Japanese cuisine. \n*
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Female Maturity [1]  5 years 10 months
Male Maturity [2]  7 years 6 months
Maximum Longevity [1]  23 years

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Latimeria chalumnae (Coelacanth)[6]
Polyprion americanus (Wreck-fish)[7]



Academician Berg; Agulhas Current; Amber Seamount; Amsterdam Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Atlantis Seamount; Australia; Azores Islands; Benguela Current; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cantabrian Sea; Chagos Islands; Chile; China; Circumglobal, excluding the northeast Pacific and Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 9833). Western Atlantic: Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 6743). Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Europe and the Canary Islands (Ref. 7413) to South Africa (Ref. 4179; Circumglobal, excluding the northeast Pacific and Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 9833). Western Atlantic: Gulf of Maine to the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 6743). Eastern Atlantic: off southwestern Europe and the Canary Islands (Ref. 7413) to South Africa (Ref. 4179). Indo-Pacific: East Africa (including Saya de Malha Bank, Ref. 33390) to Japan, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand (Ref. 5755). The limited number of records in the western Pacific is doubtless the result of limited fishing effort below 200 m (Ref. 9833). Eastern Pacific: Chile (Ref. 27363).; Colahan Seamount; Coral Sea and GBR; Dorofeyev Seamount; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Ecliptic Seamount; Equator Seamount; Fiji Islands; France; Galician Shelf; Great Seamount; Hancock Northwest Seamount; Hancock Southeast Seamount; Hawaii (USA); Humboldt Current; Iberian Coastal; Iceland; Ichthyandr Seamount; Ichthyologists Seamount; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Italy; Japan; Jumeau East Seamount; Kammu Seamount; Karandash Seamount; Kimmei and Koko Seamounts; Kuroshio Current; Le Danois Bank; Lira Seamount; Madagascar; Madeira Islands; Maldives; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Milwaukee Group Seamount; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; New Caledonia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Plateau Seamount; Portugal; Professor Mesyatzev Seamount; Réunion; Saint Paul Islands; Saya de Malha Bank; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southwest Australian Shelf; Southwest Chilean Waters; Spain; Sponge Seamount; Star Seamount; Stylaster Seamount; Taiwan; Tasman Sea; Tuvalu; West Central Australian Shelf; Western Sahara; Yellow Sea; Yemen; Zapadnaya Seamount;

External References



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1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Feeding habits of Beryx splendens and Beryx decadactylus (Berycidae) off the Canary Islands, J. Dürr, J.A. González, Fisheries Research 54 (2002) 363-374
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6Feeding ecology and evolutionary survival of the living coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae, H. Fricke, K. Hissmann, Marine Biology (2000) 136: 379-386
7Feeding habits of some demersal fish on the Charleston Bump off the southeastern United States, Sarah F. Goldman and George R. Sedberry, ICES Journal of Marine Science (2011), 68(2), 390–398.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
9Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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