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Uraspis secunda  (Poey, 1860)

Cottonmouth jack
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Uraspis: Greek, oura = tail + Greek, aspis = shield (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 1 - 50 m (Ref. 89972), usually 2 - 15 m (Ref. 40849).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Worldwide in warm waters. Western Indian Ocean: Tanzania (Ref. 3287, 3197). Eastern Central Pacific: California, USA to Costa Rica (Ref. 2850). Also in Hawaii. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola (Ref. 7097); also Algoa Bay, South Africa (Ref. 3197).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 7251); common length : 40.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 26999); publicerad maxvikt: 2.0 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 9; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 27-32; Taggstrålar i analfenan 3; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 19 - 23. Adults dark to bluish black; juveniles with 6-7 dark bands with pale interspaces (Ref. 3197).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Adults are mostly oceanic and pelagic but sometimes found near the bottom, often near islands. Solitary or in small schools (Ref. 2850).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Medarbetare

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., J.-C. Quéro and M. Desoutter, 1990. Carangidae. p. 729-755. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7097)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja
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