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Seriola dumerili  (Risso, 1810)

Greater amberjack
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Australia country information

Common names: Allied kingfish, Amberjack, Greater amberjack
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Known from Albany to Cape Naturaliste, W. Australia and from Noosa Heads, Qld. to Jervis Bay, N.S.W. incl. the SW coast, W coast, NW shelf, NE coast, and SE coast (Ref. 7300); also Lord Howe I. (Ref. 8879, 75154). Museum: LPPL JIF188 (Ref. 5978). Also Ref. 9987.
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.csiro.au/
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Johnson, J.W., 1999
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Naucratinae
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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3197); max. published weight: 80.6 kg (Ref. 3287); max. reported age: 15 years (Ref. 113943)

Length at first maturity
Lm 99.5, range 80 - 127 cm

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 360 m (Ref. 11441), usually 18 - 72 m (Ref. 9626)

Climate / Range

Subtropical, preferred 27°C (Ref. 107945); 45°N - 28°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution

Circumglobal. Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, Persian Gulf, southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Caledonia; Mariana and Caroline islands in Micronesia. Western Atlantic: Bermuda (Ref. 26938), Nova Scotia, Canada to Brazil; also from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 9626). Eastern Atlantic: British coast (vagrant) to Morocco and the Mediterranean. Distribution in eastern central Atlantic along the African coast is not well established due to past confusion with Seriola carpenteri (Ref. 7097).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-35; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 18 - 22. Bluish grey or olivaceous above, silvery white below; amber stripe along midside of body; fins dusky (Ref. 3197). Second dorsal and anal fins with low anterior lobe (Ref. 26938). Species of Seriola lack scutes (Ref. 37816).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults found in deep seaward reefs; occasionally entering coastal bays. They feed primarily on fishes such as the bigeye scad, also on invertebrates (Ref. 4233). Small juveniles associate with floating plants or debris in oceanic and offshore waters. Juveniles form small schools or solitary (Ref. 5213). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). Utilized fresh and frozen; eaten pan-fried, broiled and baked (Ref. 9987). Reported to cause ciguatera in some areas (Ref. 26938).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

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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)
4.5   ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.18; tm=4; tmax=15)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High