Tongaichthys robustus

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Tongaichthys robustus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scombriformes
Family: Gempylidae
Genus: Tongaichthys
I. Nakamura & E. Fujii, 1983
Species: T. robustus
Binomial name
Tongaichthys robustus

Tongaichthys robustus, the Tonga escolar, is a species of snake mackerel known from the Tonga Ridge near Fiji and off of Queensland, Australia from Flinders Reef. It is known to occur at depths of from 288 to 312 metres (945 to 1,024 ft). This species grows to a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


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

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