Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults are benthopelagic near the coasts (Ref. 5217). Smaller juveniles epipelagic in oceanic or offshore neritic waters. Adults feed on squids and fishes (Ref. 4233). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233).
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Distribution

Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Madeira (Ref. 7097); Turkey (Ref. 95646); eastern Atlantic distribution is uncertain due to past confusion with Seriola carpenteri.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA to Brazil
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Western Atlantic and eastern Atlantic including Mediterranean Sea.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28 - 33; Analsoft rays: 17 - 20
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Size

Maximum size: 675 mm FL
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Max. size

67.5 cm FL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340)); max. published weight: 4,600 g (Ref. 3195)
  • Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and F.H. Berry 1981 Carangidae. In W. Fischer, G. Bianchi and W.B. Scott (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic (fishing areas 34, 47 (in part) . Vol. 1. (Ref. 3195)
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Environment

benthopelagic; marine; depth range 55 - 130 m (Ref. 9626)
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Depth range based on 28 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 20 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 4601
  Temperature range (°C): 2.256 - 24.813
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 23.190
  Salinity (PPS): 33.239 - 36.359
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.453 - 6.300
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 1.589
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.921 - 33.801

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 4601

Temperature range (°C): 2.256 - 24.813

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.286 - 23.190

Salinity (PPS): 33.239 - 36.359

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.453 - 6.300

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.094 - 1.589

Silicate (umol/l): 0.921 - 33.801
 
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Depth: 55 - 130m.
From 55 to 130 meters.

Habitat: benthopelagic.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Seriola fasciata

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
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: subsistence fisheries; 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)
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