Silver gemfish

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Silver gemfish
Rexea solandri.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Gempylidae
Genus: Rexea
Species: R. solandri
Binomial name
Rexea solandri
(G. Cuvier, 1832)
  • Gempylus solandri G. Cuvier, 1832
  • Thyrsites micropus McCoy, 1873
  • Rexea furcifera Waite, 1911

Rexea solandri, the silver gemfish, is a species of snake mackerel found in the southwestern Pacific Ocean around Australia and New Zealand with reports of possible records from Madagascar and Japan. This species occurs in schools at depths of between 100 to 800 metres (330 to 2,620 ft) though mostly between 300 to 450 metres (980 to 1,480 ft). This species can reach a length of up to 110 centimetres (43 in) SL and a maximum weight of 16 kilograms (35 lb) has been recorded. This species is important to local commercial fisheries.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Rexea solandri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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