Seriola quinqueradiata Temminck & Schlegel, 1845
Japanese amberjack
Seriola quinqueradiata
photo by Suzuki, T.

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
 Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 40 kg
 Environment:  demersal; depth range - 100 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan and the eastern Korean Peninsula to the Hawaiian Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-36; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-22; Vertebrae: 24-24. Scutes absent. Compared to S. lalandi, the species' dorsoposterior corner of upper jaw is angular (versus rounded) and the pectoral and pelvic fins are almost equal in length (versus pectoral shorter than pelvic fin).
 Biology:  Adults exhibit shoaling habit (Ref. 9988). They feed on plankton. Juveniles are found among floating seaweeds (Ref. 12114, 12115). Collection of young is the basis for prosperous aquaculture in Japan. Raised in captivity and marketed fresh for sashimi (Ref. 9988).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 21.09.16
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 21.06.94

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