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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in mid-water or near the bottom; also near the surface (Ref. 5217). Feeds on smaller planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods. Marketed fresh (Ref. 5217).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic:42.8°N to Venezuela
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical seas, including Hawaiian Islands, but except Eastern Pacific.
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Pacific Ocean: Japan, Indonesia (Ref. 3197), Australia and the Hawaiian Islands Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951) to North Carolina, USA to Venezuela (Ref. 7251). Also found in Brazil (Ref. 47377) and in Argentina (Ref. 2806). Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena Island (Ref. 7097). Indian Ocean: off Kenya (Ref. 3287) to off East London, South Africa (Ref. 11228).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30 - 31; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 24 - 25
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Size

Maximum size: 500 mm TL
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Max. size

50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3197)); max. published weight: 560 g (Ref. 3277)
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Diagnostic Description

Description

Occurs in schools in mid-water or near the bottom. Feeds on smaller planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods. Marketed fresh.
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Blue to greenish above, silvery below; caudal fin bright red, tips of dorsal rays reddish; opercle with small black spot (Ref. 3197).
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Type Information

Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 208571
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Caribbean Sea, Off Columbia., Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 183 to 183
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 208569
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Caribbean Sea, Off Columbia., Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 183 to 219
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 208570
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 183 to 219
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 155271
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1940
Locality: off Florida, Florida, United States, Atlantic
Depth (m): 183 to 183
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 202745
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1965
Locality: Colombia: ca 21 mi. W. of Cape La Vela, Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 207 to 207
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Holotype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 202744
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Photograph; Radiograph
Year Collected: 1965
Locality: Colombia: ca 21 mi. W. of Cape La Vela, Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 207 to 207
Vessel: Oregon
  • Holotype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Paratype for Decapterus tabl Berry
Catalog Number: USNM 202746
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1964
Locality: Colombia: Off Cape La Vela, Colombia, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic
Depth (m): 183 to 219
Vessel: Oregon
  • Paratype: Berry, F. H. 1968. Contributions in Marine Science. 13: 152.
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Ecology

Habitat

Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Occurs in mid-water or near the bottom; also near the surface.
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

reef-associated; marine; depth range 7 - 400 m (Ref. 47377), usually 150 - 220 m (Ref. 5217)
  • Figueiredo, J.L. de, A.P. dos Santos, N. Yamaguti, R.A. Bernardes and C.L. Del Bianco Rossi-Wongtschowski 2002 Peixes da zona econômica exclusiva da Região Sudeste-Sul do Brasil: Levantamento com Rede de Meia-Água. São-Paulo: Editora da Universidade de São Paulo; Imprensa Oficial do Estado, 242 p. (Ref. 47377)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=47377&speccode=205 External link.
  • Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez 1992 Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD. (Ref. 5217)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5217&speccode=7 External link.
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Depth range based on 22 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 14 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 17 - 50000
  Temperature range (°C): 3.007 - 23.797
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.534 - 33.780
  Salinity (PPS): 34.160 - 36.361
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.423 - 5.021
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.119 - 2.280
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.193 - 53.757

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 17 - 50000

Temperature range (°C): 3.007 - 23.797

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.534 - 33.780

Salinity (PPS): 34.160 - 36.361

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.423 - 5.021

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.119 - 2.280

Silicate (umol/l): 1.193 - 53.757
 
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Depth: 30 - 360m.
From 30 to 360 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic. Occurs in schools in mid-water or near the bottom. Feeds on smaller planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods. Marketed fresh.
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in mid-water or near the bottom; also near the surface. Feeds on smaller planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods.
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Diet

Feeds on smaller planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Decapterus tabl

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; bait: usually; price category: medium; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus
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