Seriola hippos Günther, 1876
Samson fish
Seriola hippos
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
 Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 53 kg
 Environment:  pelagic-neritic
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: endemic to Australia (Ref. 7300), Norfolk Island and New Zealand (Ref. 8879).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Adults occur in inshore oceanic waters often associated with reefs, jetties and pylons (Ref. 6390), sometimes entering estuaries (Ref. 9563). They Prefer warmer water (18-24°C) although they are occasionally found in cooler water (Ref. 27128).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
 Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.07.99

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