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(vertebrate zoology)
Anoplopoma fimbria. An abundant black-skinned fish in the North Pacific.



(Anoplopoma fimbria), a marine fish of the order Scorpaeniformes. The fish usually measures 40–60 cm long and weighs 1–3 kg. The coloring is dark gray. The body is torpedo-shaped, and the base of the tail is slender. There are two dorsal fins and a tail fin that has a deep depression. The sablefish is encountered in the Bering Sea and in the Pacific Ocean as far south as southern California and Tokyo Bay. It spawns from fall to spring at depths of more than 400 m. The young live deep in the water and swim closer to the bottom at night as they grow. The sablefish has commercial importance, as its flesh is tasty and the liver is rich in vitamins A and D.


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