Ecology of Scomber japonicus
Main Ref. Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Scomber japonicus may be found.
Remarks Seasonal migrations may be very extended, the fish in the northern hemisphere moving further northward with increased summer temperatures, and southwards for overwintering and spawning. The reverse pattern generally applies to populations in the southern hemisphere. Feeds on zooplankton such as copepod, krill and small fish (Ref. 39882, 54164) also on feeds on fish, plants and invertebrates (Ref. 9142).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associations schooling;
Associated with Schooling by size starts at 3 cm fish length. School of adults are most structured and compact, schools with Sarda chiliensis, Trachurus symmetricus and Sardinops sagax.
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Chavez Solano, D.J., 1976
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.38 0.10 3.09 0.43 Troph of juv./adults from 5 studies.
Ref. Mendo, J.A., 1984
From individual food items 3.42 0.46 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Luna, Susan M. on 10.19.90
Modified by OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen on 01.24.08
Checked by Miranda, Lilibeth on 05.10.01
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