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Pampus argenteus  (Euphrasen, 1788)

Silver pomfret
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Stromateidae (Butterfishes)

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino benthopelagico; oceanodromo (Ref. 51243); distribuzione batimetrica 5 - 110 m (Ref. 12260).   Subtropical, preferred 25°C (Ref. 107945); 46°N - 10°S, 47°E - 142°E

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Indonesia, north to Hokkaido, Japan. Extralimital captures have been made from the Adriatic and off Hawaii. Not recorded from Australasia. Northeastern Atlantic: 3 reports of capture reported from this area (Ref. 86350).

Length at first maturity / Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 18 - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9811); common length : 30.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9811)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 37-43; Vertebre: 34 - 37. Body firm, very deep, oval, and compressed. Operculum absent; gill opening reduced to a vertical slit on the side of the body; gill membrane broadly united to isthmus. Dorsal and anal fins preceded by a series of 5 to 10 blade-like spines with anterior and posterior points. Pelvic fins absent. Caudal fin deeply forked, the lower lobe longer than the upper. Color is gray above grading to silvery white towards the belly, with small black dots all over the body. Fins are faintly yellow; vertical fins with dark edges.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Inshore species, usually in schools over muddy bottoms, associated with fish species like Nemipterus and Leiognathus. Adults feed on ctenophores, salps, medusae, and other zooplankton groups. Western populations spawn from late winter through the summer with peaks from April to June. Sold fresh in local markets or shipped frozen to urban centers. Used in Chinese medicine (Ref. 12166).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Haedrich, R.L., 1984. Stromateidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 4. FAO, Rome. pag. var. (Ref. 3517)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: elevato interesse commerciale
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