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The pectoral fins contain 15-18 soft rays each; the pelvic fins are thoracic and contain one spine and six soft rays; the caudal fin is forked.

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The 19 to 25 ventral scutes (modified scales) form a hard, bony median ridge between the pelvic fins and anus.Historically, the United States has been the largest consumer of orange roughy, however, in recent years, the market for orange roughy in China has increased significantly.In 2014, the US imported around 1,455 tonnes (4.4 million lb) (mainly fillets) from New Zealand, China, Peru and Indonesia.Females rarely produce more than 90,000 eggs in one lifetime.Spawning may last up to three weeks and starts around June or July.Like other slimeheads, orange roughy is slow-growing and late to mature, resulting in a very low resilience which makes them extremely susceptible to overfishing.

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