Rexea nakamurai Parin, 1989
Nakamura's escolar
photo by FAO

Family:  Gempylidae (Snake mackerels)
Max. size:  38 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 340 - 370 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Nazareth Bank and off Sumatra in the Indian Ocean and Kyushu-Palau Ridge, Japan and off Oahu, Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 19-20; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-18; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13; Vertebrae: 34-34. Pectoral fin is represented by a single spine in small specimens or entirely absent in individuals over 25 cm SL. Lateral line branching below the 5th to 6th spine of the first dorsal fin. The upper line reaches to the base of the first dorsal finlet, the lower line runs sub laterally. Most of the body is naked except for a large rectangular stripe of squamation extending forward from the caudal peduncle. Overall color is grayish brown; a black blotch is on membranes between the first and third dorsal-fin spine.
Biology:  Mesobenthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Matures at about 25 cm standard length (Ref. 6181).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 22.10.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 24.01.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 21.02.94

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