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Selene orstedii  Lütken, 1880

Mexican moonfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Selene: Greek, selene = moon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Lütken.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?; 24°N - 4°N

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Eastern Pacific: Baja California, Mexico to Colombia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 55763); common length : 25.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9283)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Body very deep, short and compressed; lower branch of first gill arch with 14 to 17 gill rakers; dorsal fin with 8 spines followed by another spine and 17 to 18 soft rays (VII1, 17-18); anterior lobes of second dorsal and anal fins elongated in adults; anterior dorsal spines greatly prolonged in juveniles; body scaleless; lateral line scutes very weak and poorly differentiated; body silvery with metallic blue green highlights; juveniles yellowish, with 4 or 5 interrupted, dark, transverse bars (Ref. 55763).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults are found in shallow coastal waters in small schools, generally near the bottom (Ref. 9283). They feed on squid, small crabs, small fishes and polychaetes (Ref. 9283). Marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaboratori

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1995. Carangidae. Jureles, pámpanos, cojinúas, zapateros, cocineros, casabes, macarelas, chicharros, jorobados, medregales, pez pilota. p. 940-986. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9283)

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
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