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Trachinotus teraia  Cuvier, 1832

Shortfin pompano
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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) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Trachinotinae
Etymology: Trachinotus: Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough + Greek,noton = back (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Cuvier.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino; acqua dolce; salmastro.   Tropical, preferred ?; 28°N - 7°S

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

Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Gabon, including Cape Verde (ref. 4225, 57392).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm 29.0  range ? - 42 cm
Max length : 68.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 57392); common length : 35.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 26999); Peso massimo pubblicato: 7.9 kg (Ref. 3195)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 19-21; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 16 - 18. Diagnosis: body short and deep (depth comprised 1.8-2.5 times in fork length); snout rounded; mouth small; maxillary reaching to below hind margin of pupil; 2 dorsal fins, 1st with 6 spines, 2nd with 1 spine and 19-21 soft rays; anal fin with 2 short, detached spines followed by 1 spine and 16-18 soft rays; soft dorsal and anal fin lobes shorter than head; pectoral fins short; scales small, cycloid and partially embedded in skin; lateral line very slightly arched over pectoral fins, without scutes; no distinct spots or other colour marks on body (Ref. 57392). Coloration: back bluish-grey or greenish, sides silvery, without distinctive markings; fins dark; lobes of dorsal, anal and caudal fins darker to black (Ref. 57392).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coastal waters (Ref. 2683). Enters brackish waters for reproduction and ascends rather far up the lower courses of rivers (Ref. 4225, 57392). Feeds on fish, shrimps, crabs and bivalves (Ref. 28587). Maximum fork length recorded was 610 mm (Ref. 57392).

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

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

Bauchot, M.-L., 2003. Carangidae. p. 464-483 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57392)

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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