Thyrsitops lepidopoides

Thyrsitops lepidopoides
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Gempylidae
Genus: Thyrsitops
T. N. Gill, 1862
Species: T. lepidopoides
Binomial name
Thyrsitops lepidopoides
(G. Cuvier, 1832)
  • Thyrsites lepidopoides G. Cuvier, 1832

Thyrsitops lepidopoides, the white snake mackerel, is a species of snake mackerel found off the coasts of South America from Brazil on the Atlantic side to Chile on the Pacific side. It can be found at depths of from 30 to 350 metres (98 to 1,148 ft). This species can reach a length of 40 centimetres (16 in) SL though most do not exceed 25 centimetres (9.8 in) SL. It is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. It is currently the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Thyrsitops lepidopoides" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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