Splendid alfonsino

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Splendid alfonsino
Splendid alfonsino ( Beryx splendens ).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beryciformes
Family: Berycidae
Genus: Beryx
Species: B. splendens
Binomial name
Beryx splendens
R. T. Lowe, 1834

The splendid alfonsino (Beryx splendens) is an alfonsino of the genus Beryx, found around the world at depths between 25 and 1,300 metres (82 and 4,265 ft), usually between 400 and 600 metres (1,300 and 2,000 ft). Although its most common size is 40 centimetres (16 in), it can reach lengths of up to 70 centimetres (28 in).[2] It is known as kinmedai (金目鯛) in sushi and Japanese cuisine.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Iwamoto; et al. (2014). "Beryx splendens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Beryx splendens" in FishBase. December 2016 version.

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