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Rastrelliger faughni  Matsui, 1967

Island mackerel
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Philippines country information

Common names: Alumahan, Alumahan, Alumahan bato
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: abundant (always seen in some numbers) | Ref: Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983
Importance: commercial | Ref: Rau, N. and A. Rau, 1980
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Taken in commercial quantities by fish corrals (ibaklad), bag nets and round seines (sapiao). Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5453. Also Ref. 171.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: De la Paz, R.M., N. Aragones and D. Agulto, 1988
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 20.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168); max. published weight: 750.00 g (Ref. 168)

Environment

Marine; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 150 - ? m

Climate / Range

Tropical; 28°N - 19°S, 79°E - 170°E (Ref. 168)

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: India to Fiji, north to Taiwan.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12; Vertebrae: 31. Head longer than body depth. Maxilla covered by lachrymal bone. Swim bladder present. Interpelvic process small and single. Anal spine rudimentary. Bristles on longest gill raker, 30 to 55 on one side. Gill rakers do not extend far into mouth. A black blotch behind pectoral fin base. The belly is yellowish silver; 2 to 6 large spots are at the base of the first dorsal fin; tow faint stripes are at the level of the lateral line in some specimens.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epipelagic, neritic species, occurring in waters where surface temperatures do not fall below 17°C. Forms schools of equally sized individuals. Feeds on the largest zooplankton organisms, thus complementing the planktonic food spectrum of the other two Rastrelliger species.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.45)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (11 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high