Opah | Habitat, Warm-Bloodedness, & Facts

opah Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Related Topics: southern opah opah opah, (genus Lampris), also called moonfish, any of two species of large marine fish of the family Lampridae (order Lampridiformes). One species, Lampris guttatus, is the only known fully warm-blooded fish. Although two species are … Read more

Plastic for dinner? Big fish eat more than you expect – Kaunana

Large, predatory fishes from the offshore waters around Hawai‘i have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastic and other marine debris, according to new research by scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. These observations are the first of their kind in scope and in number, and they suggest that more attention should … Read more

Lampris australensis

Classification ACTINOPTERYGII LAMPRIDIFORMES LAMPRIDAE Lampris australensis Southern Spotted Opah, Lampris australensis Underkoffler, Luers, Hyde & Craig 2018 A Southern Spotted Opah, Lampris australensis, washed ashore at Lake Tyers, Victoria, July 2016. Source: Jenny Allitt. License: All rights reserved A steely-blue opah becoming silvery below, with numerous, mostly circular, white to silver spots that may extend … Read more

Opah : Moonfish

Opah : Moonfish History: Lampris regius, or better known by its common name, the moonfish, is better remembered by the name opah; this is what Hawaiians, restaurants, and grocers call it. They are rarely sought out by fishermen. Many times, they are caught accidentally by tuna longline fisheries. Most Opah are caught in Hawaiian waters … Read more