Sighting of the rare Poey's scabbardfish, Evoxymetopon poeyi, in the Polynesian triangle
Fabres, Alejandra A.
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Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía Vol. 55, N°2: 160-166, 2020
Rapa Nui only allows artisanal fishery activities, but these often go unaware. The market is centralized on Pacific chub, snoek
and yellowfin tuna, all common pelagic fish. On September 2016, one un-identified specimen was caught off-shore as by-catch, and
left on the main port at Hanga Piko. The objective of this study was to identify the specimen to a species level, using a morphological,
meristic and molecular approach. All analyses suggest that the specimen belongs to a Poey’s scabbardfish, Evoxymetopon poeyi.
Concluding that the rare Poey’s scabbardfish, has an oceanic distribution through seamounts as a mid-water migrator.
Univ Valparaíso Facultad Ciencias mar Recursos Naturales