Sunfish

Order: 
Lampriformes
Family: 
Lampridae

Marine fish with high and compressed body. Mouth without teeth. Vertical pectoral fins. Blue color with violet reflections on the back, golden on the head and whitish on the belly, with numerous circular white spots; Vivid red fins. Up to 2 m in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Gotteslachs
France: 
Opah
Italy: 
Pesce ré
Portugal: 
Peixe cravo
UK: 
Sunfish
Japan: 
Mandai
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
LAG
Scientific name: 
Lampris guttatus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western 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 48: the Antarctic part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
1121
Fishing seasons: 
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP