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Alectis ciliaris  (Bloch, 1787)

African 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) > Caranginae
Etymology: Alectis: One of three Erinyes in the Greek mythology; daughter of Acheronte with a terrible rage;  ciliaris: CAS_SPC=34888 with Selene vomer.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 60 - 100 m (Ref. 37816).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 42°N - 34°S, 180°W - 180°E

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

Worldwide in tropical seas. Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Santos, Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (Ref. 9626). Eastern Atlantic: Senegal to Congo. Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to Algoa Bay, South Africa and to Sri Lanka (Ref. 3197, 3287). Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 30573); common length : 100.0 cm FL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 30573); Peso massimo pubblicato: 22.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 7 - 8; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 18-22; Spine anali 3; Raggi anali molli: 15 - 20.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Pelagic in neritic and oceanic waters, sometimes near the bottom (Ref. 5217, 58302). Small juveniles may be found near the shore (Ref. 5217); adults near bottom to depths of 60 m (Ref. 26938). Feed on sedentary or slow moving crustaceans and occasionally feed on small crabs and fishes (Ref. 9283). Juveniles are attractive aquarium fish, but do not do well in captivity (Ref. 12484). Excellent food fish (Ref. 9626); marketed fresh or dried or salted (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

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 31174)




Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Pesce da pesca sportiva: si; Acquario: Commerciale
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