Seriola fasciata (Bloch, 1793)
Lesser amberjack
Seriola fasciata
photo by Wirtz, P.

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
 Max. size:  67.5 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 4,600.0 g
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 55 - 130 m
 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.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-33; Anal soft rays: 17-20
 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).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 05.09.94

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