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Subject: Re: Species ID
From: "Eric (Gmail)" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 24 Dec 2008 10:56:40 +0800
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Yeah, I believe it is oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus. It has been abundant
during last three years in southeastern of South Africa and became a target
species of longline fleets. There is another similar species that were
usually caught together with lesser amount - escolar or black oilfish,
Lepidocybium flavobrunneum. Oilfish has caused a panic in Hongkong and
mainland China because its feature of delicious but may cause runny stool,
as Richard mentioned, selling under a beautiful name of 'dragon cod'.

Eric Chang
Sun Yat-Sen University, 
Taiwan 

-----Original Message-----
From: Scientific forum on fish and fisheries
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Chris Poonian
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 4:11 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Species ID

Dear all,
I am trying to ID a fish, known locally as 'NIESA', caught at about 300m in
the Mozambique Channel, off the west coast of the Comoros.  It has small
hairs on its scales and is believed to have medicinal properties.  Please
check the following links for photos:

http://www.c-3.org.uk/Nessa.jpg

http://www.c-3.org.uk/mouth.jpg


Many thanks in advance
Chris

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