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Trachurus capensis  Castelnau, 1861

Cape horse mackerel
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Trachurus: Greek, trachys, -eia, -ys = rough + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Castelnau.

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; djupintervall 0 - 500 m (Ref. 54925), usually 100 - 300 m (Ref. 54925).   Subtropical, preferred 23°C (Ref. 107945); 7°N - 37°S, 4°E - 24°E (Ref. 54925)

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Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea to South Africa. Bianchi et. al. 1993 notes 'Smith-Vaniz (1992, pers. comm.) does not believe that Trachurus capensis is a valid species but admits that an adequate series of this species along the coast of Africa are not available'.

Length at first maturity / Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 20 - 33 cm
Max length : 60.0 cm FL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3166); common length : 30.0 cm FL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 3166)

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Adults are found mainly over the continental shelf, often over sand bottoms (Ref. 27121). Shoals rise to feed in surface waters at night and found close to the bottom during the day (Ref. 27121). Juveniles feed mainly on copepods while adults prey on fish and a wide range of invertebrates (Ref. 27121).

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

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Medarbetare

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., J.-C. Quéro and M. Desoutter, 1990. Carangidae. p. 729-755. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7097)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fiskeri: kommersiellt viktig
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