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Seriola lalandi  Valenciennes, 1833

Yellowtail amberjack
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Philippines country information

Common names: Maga
Occurrence: questionable
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Reported from Tubbataha Reefs (Ref. 53416, 57038). Outside distributional range, occurrence needs verification.
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: Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Naucratinae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 250 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27865); common length : 80.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137); max. published weight: 96.8 kg (Ref. 40637); max. reported age: 12 years (Ref. 72462)

Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 51 - ? cm

Environment

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 825 m (Ref. 4517)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 18°C - 24°C (Ref. 6390); 55°N - 57°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution

Circumglobal in subtropical waters: Series of disjunct populations. Indo-Pacific: South Africa, Walter Shoals, Amsterdam Island, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Rapa, Pitcairn Island, and Easter Island. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to Chile (Ref. 2850), including Desventuradas Is. and Juan Fernández Is. (Ref. 89357). Eastern Atlantic: St. Helena, South Africa (Ref. 7097).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-35; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 20 - 21. The only jack without scutella on the caudal peduncle. Dark blue dorsally and almost white ventrally; with a well defined line of demarcation between the two colors.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are benthopelagic in coastal and oceanic waters, off kelp beds and rocky areas (Ref. 2850), sometimes entering estuaries (Ref. 9563). They are solitary or in small groups and can be found near rocky shores, reefs and islands (Ref. 6390). Schools of juveniles are generally found in offshore waters, often near or beyond the continental shelf (Ref. 27865). They prefer warmer water (18-24°C) although they are occasionally found in cooler water (Ref. 27128). Adults feed on small fish, squid and crustaceans (Ref. 27121). Marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 4795)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: experimental; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5020 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.2   ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (K=0.13; tm=2; tmax=12)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low