Off southeastern and southern Brazil, developing slope trawl fishing has been sustained by three top-valued fish species (hake, codling and monkfish) along with high-priced compo nents of the incidental catch, most notably the pink cusk-eel. The present study associates their value, as perceived by fishermen, with the proximate composition of their edible fractions, regardless of the size of that fraction (i.e, their carcass yields).
Such particularities in muscle composition suggest that high-priced slope species present more attractive organoleptic features than fish from the shallower group, given by an odourless, leaner smooth flesh (Gabr & Gab-Alla, 2007; Mahboob et al., 2009), found for instance in the pink cusk-eel, monkfish or Brazilian codling.
Spectrunculus crassus (Vaillant 1888)--Pudgy Cusk-eel
Occurrence of Chilara taylori (Ophidiidae), an eastern north Pacific cusk-eel from Ecuadorian waters.
The remaining cusk-eels and brotulas in this report were found because of increased survey effort.
An annotated and illustrated catalogue of pearlfishes, cusk-eels, brotulas and other ophidiiform fishes known to date.
Argentine hake, monkfish, pink cusk-eel, sandperch and striped soldier shrimp were also correlated with depth, but on a more intermediate position along the first axis.
Sandperch, striped soldier shrimp, pink cusk-eel, bluewing searobin, skate, sand flounder and Brazilian codling were the main resources exploited in the shelf break.
Lat: latitude, CalAlgae: Calcareous algae, AC: Argentine croaker, AH: Argentine hake, AmH: American harvestfish, AR: Argentine red shrimp, AS: Argentine stiletto shrimp, AW: acoupa weakfish, BC: Brazilian codling, BF: Brazilian flathead, BS: bluewing searobin, C: codling, CA: castaneta, CF: catfish, DG: dusky grouper, F: flounder, GT: grey triggerfish, J: Jamaica weakfish, KW: king weakfish, LH: largehead hairtail, MF: monkfish, O: octopus, PC: pink cusk-eel, PS: pink-shrimp, RP: red porgy, S: skate, SB: sea-bob shrimp, SF: sand flounder, SK: southern kingcroaker, SP: sandperch, SQ: squid, SS: striped soldier shrimp, ST: sea trout, SW: stripped weakfish, TF: tilefish, TG: tomtate grunt, W: whitemouth croaker.
Grey triggerfish Balistes capriscus Jamaica weakfish Cynoscion jamaicensis King weakfish Macrodon ancylodon Largehead hairtail Trichiurus lepturus Monkfish Lophius grastrophysus Pink cusk-eel Genypterus brasiliensis Red porgy Pagrus pagrus Sand flounder Paralichthys isosceles, P.