Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos)
Etymology: Decapterus: Greek, deka = ten + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 54424), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 54424). Tropical; 39°N - 26°S, 39°E - 156°E (Ref. 54424)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
Indo-West Pacific: South China Sea to the Mariana Islands. Reported occurrence in southern Africa could not be confirmed (Ref. 3197).
Found in the sublittoral zone and may enter semi-enclosed sea areas (Ref. 11230). In Guam, it is encountered in large numbers around fish aggregating devices, buoys anchored offshore to attract pelagic game fishes.
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: highly commercial
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01280 (-0.10401 - 0.12960), b=2.93 (2.85 - 3.01), based on LWR estimates for species & genus-BS (Ref. 93245
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=0.5-1.3; tmax=9).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .