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Opah, also known as moonfish, sunfish, kingfish, cravo and Jerusalem haddock, are found worldwide in temperate and subtropical waters. These large, colorful fish, literally translated as ‘brilliant, spotted’, are solitary swimmers, so they tend to be caught recreationally, rather than by commercial fisheries. They have historically been considered a symbol of good luck and fishermen would give them away, rather than sell them, in gestures of goodwill. Opah are common near Hawaii and warm waters across the globe, but have recently been found as far north as the Gulf of Alaska, an occurrence which coincides with the warming of ocean waters. They feed on squid, krill, crabs, jellyfish and other fish.
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