Bengal escolar

The Bengal escolar lives in the benthopelagic, brackish, marine, depth range 143 - 820 m environment.

* Bengal escolar, Rexea bengalensis (Alcock, 1894). * Short-lined escolar, Rexea brevilineata Parin, 1989. * Nakamura's escolar, Rexea nakamurai Parin, 1989. More

Bengal escolar is caught by local fisherman on rare occasions; the local name for this species is theyo mas (oilfish) referring to the greasy nature of the flesh. Recorded at other Indo-Pacific localities in 143-820 m (Nakamura & Parin, 1993). More

Common names

Bengal escolar in English
Bengalsk slangemakrel in Danish (dansk)
Escolar bengalí in Spanish (español)
Escolier bengalais in French (français)
Malaya reksiya in Russian (русский язык)
Petit escolier in French (français)
small gemfish in English
孟加拉国短蛇鲭 in Mandarin Chinese
孟加拉短蛇鯖 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Gempylidae
Genus : Rexea
Species : Rexea bengalensis
Authority : Alcock, 1894