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Alectis ciliaris  (Bloch, 1787)

African pompano
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Philippines country information

Common names: African pompano, Alipuron, Ampahan
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: commercial | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Sibuyan, Romblon (Ref. 58652), Lanuza Bay (Ref. 104756) and Manila Bay (Ref. 96764).
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Herre, A.W.C.T., 1953
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); common length : 100.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30573); max. published weight: 22.9 kg (Ref. 40637)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 60 - 100 m (Ref. 37816)

Climate / Range

Subtropical; 42°N - 34°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution

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.
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 20.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 31174)



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial

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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)
4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

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