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Sarda australis  (Macleay, 1881)

Australian bonito
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Sarda: Latin and Greek, sarda = sardine; name related to the island of Sardinia (Ref. 45335).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 23°S - 48°S, 141°E - 180°E (Ref. 168)

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

Southwest Pacific: southeastern Australia, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 180 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 40637); common length : 45.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 168); Peso massimo pubblicato: 9.4 kg (Ref. 168)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 17 - 19; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 13-18; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 14 - 17; Vertebre: 45 - 46. Mouth moderately large. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Swim bladder absent. Laminae of olfactory rosette 21 to 39. Spleen large and prominent in lateral view. Liver with elongate left and right lobes and a short middle lobe. Body completely covered with very small scales posterior to the corselet. Dorsal stripe closer to being horizontal than in other species of Sarda and extending up to the belly in some specimens.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Schooling by size and maturing from January through April. Flesh is light-colored of delicate flavor and good canning quality.

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: scarso interesse commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si; esca: usually
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