IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is cosmopolitan in warm waters and is present in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, including the Mediterranean Sea.

The Eastern Pacific population is recognized as a subspecies Auxis rochei eudorax (Collette and Aadland 1996), and ranges from California and the mouth of the Gulf of California to Peru, including the Galápagos, Cocos and Malpelo Islands.

Recently Oray and Karakulak (2005) observed in the Eastern Mediterranean basin zone concentrations of A. rochei larvae. It is an intra-Mediterranean migratory species.

This species has been recently reported from central Brazil (Stein 2006), but no recent specimens have been collected from the north (Lessa and Fredou pers. comm. 2010) or south (Amorim pers. comm. 2010) of the country. However, there may have been misidentifications of this species with Auxis thazard.


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