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Grammatorcynus bicarinatus  (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Shark mackerel
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Grammatorcynus: Greek, gramma = signal, mark + Greek, rhyngchos = snout.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 15 - 50 m (Ref. 86942).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 12°S - 37°S, 110°E - 157°E (Ref. 168)

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Western Pacific: known only from the northern coasts of Australia, south to Shark Bay in western Australia, along the east coast of Queensland south to northern New South Wales. Recently reported from the Gulf of Papua (Ref. 9684) and Ouvéa Atoll, Loyalty Islands (Ref. 13236).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 112 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 40637); Peso massimo pubblicato: 13.5 kg (Ref. 168)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 11 - 13; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 10-12; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 11 - 13; Vertebre: 31. Mouth relatively small, upper jaw reaching about to middle of eye. Pectoral fins stout. Interpelvic process short and single. No prominent anterior corselet present. Swim bladder present. Vertebrae 14 precaudal plus 17 caudal, total 31 as in the mackerels (Scomber and Rastrelliger).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Form schools near individual bays and reefs in Barrier Reef waters. With the rising tide, they move into shallow water over the reef flats, feeding on schools of clupeoid fishes that concentrate there. Utilized as a food fish.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaboratori

Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(2):137 p. (Ref. 168)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si
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