Seriola dumerili (Risso, 1810)
Greater amberjack
Dorado,  Greater amberjack,  Hanapos,  Tonto,  Istah putih,  Lumu-an,  Marang,  Talakitok,  Talikitok
Seriola dumerili
photo by Pontes, M.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
Max. size:  190 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 81 kg; max. reported age: 15 years
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 360 m, oceanodromous
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).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-35; Anal spines: 3-3; 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:  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. 115185)
Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
Country info:  Museum: Western Calatagan, Batangas, UPZM 5341 (Ref. 6956). Also Ref. 3397.

Entered by: Papasissi, Christine - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 18.01.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.02.97

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