Rudderfish

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Centrolophidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and slightly compressed body. Small head with rounded nose. Big mouth, with a row of teeth. A dorsal fin, which starts at the same height as the pectoral fins. Very small scales, which fall easily. Blackish violet color, fins are darker. It can measure up to 1.5 m in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Schwarzfisch
France: 
Centrolophe noir
Italy: 
Ricciola di fondale
Portugal: 
Liro preto
UK: 
Rudderfish
China: 
黑长鲳
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
FAO code: 
CEO
Scientific name: 
Centrolophus niger
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean