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Biology

Adults are generally confined only in coastal waters over continental shelf, from the surface to at least 200 m. They feed on squids and fishes. Are confined to areas where surface temperature exceed 25°C, their distribution perhaps influenced by seasonal movements of the 18-27°C water mass along the African coast (Ref. 4233). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233).
  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1986 Carangidae. p. 815-844. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. vol. 2. (Ref. 4233)
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and Agadir, Morocco to Angola, including Cape Verde (Ref. 4233). Migrants were caught around Lampedusa Island (Mediterranean Sea) (Ref. 38310).
  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1986 Carangidae. p. 815-844. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. vol. 2. (Ref. 4233)
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Eastern Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28 - 33; Analsoft rays: 17 - 21
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Size

Maximum size: 550 mm NG
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Max. size

72.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38310))
  • Pizzicori, P., L. Castriota, G. Marino and F. Andaloro 2000 Seriola carpenteri: a new immigrant in the Mediterranean from the Atlantic Ocean. J. Fish Biol. 57(5):1335-1338. (Ref. 38310)
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Type Information

Holotype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205000
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): G. Miller
Year Collected: 1968
Locality: Luanda, Fishing Boat Dock, Angola, Atlantic
Depth (m): 9 to 9
  • Holotype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 42320
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): W. Brown
Year Collected: 1889
Locality: Liberia, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205006
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Gabon, Atlantic
Depth (m): 30 to 30
Vessel: Thierry
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205007
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Cameroon, Atlantic
Depth (m): 50 to 50
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205005
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Guinea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 50 to 50
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205004
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Cameroon, Atlantic
Depth (m): 50 to 50
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205003
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Cameroon, Atlantic
Depth (m): 40 to 40
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205002
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1963
Locality: Ghana, Atlantic
Depth (m): 50 to 50
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Paratype for Seriola carpenteri Mather
Catalog Number: USNM 205001
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): No Data
Locality: No Data
  • Paratype: Mather, F. J. 1971. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 84 (22): 177.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 26999)
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Depth range based on 9 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 9 - 205
  Temperature range (°C): 20.889 - 20.889
  Nitrate (umol/L): 9.610 - 9.610
  Salinity (PPS): 35.699 - 35.699
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.520 - 3.520
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.622 - 0.622
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.719 - 2.719

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 9 - 205
 
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Depth: 0 - 200m.
Recorded at 200 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic. Generally confined only in coastal waters over continental shelf, from the surface to at least 200 m. Feeds on squids and fishes. Confined to areas where surface temperature exceed 25°C, its distribution perhaps influenced by seasonal movements of the 18-27°C water mass along the African coast (Ref. 4233).
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Trophic Strategy

Generally confined only in coastal waters over continental shelf, from the surface to at least 200 m. Feeds on squids and fishes. Confined to areas where surface temperature exceed 25°C, its distribution perhaps influenced by seasonal movements of the 18-27°C water mass along the African coast .
  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1986 Carangidae. p. 815-844. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. vol. 2. (Ref. 4233)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Seriola carpenteri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
  • Coppola, S.R., W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, N. Scialabba and K.E. Carpenter 1994 SPECIESDAB: Global species database for fishery purposes. User's manual. FAO Computerized Information Series (Fisheries). No. 9. Rome, FAO. 103 p. (Ref. 171)
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Seriola carpenteri

Seriola carpenteri Mather, 1971[1] is a species of bony fish commonly known as the Guinean amberjack (French: Sériole guinéenne, Spanish: Medregal de Guinea) which feeds on squids and fishes.[2] It attains a size of at least 48 centimeters (18.9 inches) fork length, and probably attains a much larger size. Adults are pelagic or epibenthic. Generally confined to areas where surface temperatures exceed 25°C, the species is found in coastal waters over continental shelf from the surface to at least 200 meters (656.2 feet). Its distribution is along the African coasts from Angola northward to Cape Verde, Dakar, with single records from near Agadir, Morocco and the Bay of Biscay, perhaps influenced by seasonal movements of the 18-27°C water mass along the African coast.[3][4]

The species is named for "William K. Carpenter of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Carpenter, an outstanding big game fisherman, has long been President and leading sponsor of the International Game Fish Association. His dedicated support of marine science includes generous financial contributions and outstanding personal participation in research activities."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mather, F. J. III. 1971. Seriola carpenteri, a new species of amberjack (Pisces, Carangidae) from Tropical western Africa. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 84 (22): 177-188.
  2. ^ Marine Species Identification Portal: Fishes of the NE Atlantic and the Mediterranean, ETI BioInformatics, http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=fnam&id=1787, accessed 24 Aug 2011.
  3. ^ Mather, 1971.
  4. ^ Quéro, J.-C. 1986. Capture dans le golfe de Gascogne de Seriola carpenteri Mather, 1971 (Pisces, Perciformes, Carangidae), espèce nouvelle pour la faune de l'Atlantique nord-est. Cybium, 10(3): 302-304.
  5. ^ Mather, 1971, p. 184.
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