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Gymnosarda unicolor  (Rüppell, 1836)

Dogtooth tuna
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Gymnosarda: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, sarde = sardine; 1598 (Ref. 45335).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina revassocierade; havsvandrande (Ref. 51243); djupintervall 10 - 250 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 5313), preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 31°N - 30°S, 32°E - 130°W (Ref. 168)

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to Japan, south to Australia.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 248 cm FL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 40637); common length : 190 cm NG hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 9710); publicerad maxvikt: 131.0 kg (Ref. 168)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 13 - 15; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 12-14; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 12 - 13; Ryggkotor: 38. Mouth fairly large, upper jaw reaching to middle of eye. Laminae of olfactory rosette 48 to 56. Interpelvic process large and single. Lateral line strongly undulating. Body naked posterior to corselet. Swim bladder large, spleen visible in ventral view on the right side of the body. The back and upper sides brilliant blue-black, lower sides and belly silvery; no lines, spots or other markings on the body.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

An offshore species found mainly around coral reefs. Generally solitary or occur in small schools of six or less. Preys on small schooling fishes such as Decapterus, Caesio, Nasio, Cirrhilabrus, Pterocaesio and squids. Marketed canned and frozen (Ref. 9684, 48637). Adults may be ciguatoxic (Ref. 37816).

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

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Collette, Bruce B. | Medarbetare

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

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 168)




Human uses

Fiskeri: mindre kommeriell; sportfisk: ja
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