Oligoplites altus  (Günther, 1868)

Longjaw leatherjacket
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Scomberoidinae
Etymology: Oligoplites: Greek, oligos = small + Greek, hoplites = armed (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 32°N -

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 56.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); common length : 30.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9283); max. published weight: 1.6 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body elongate, fairly deep, and compressed (depth from 2.5 to 3.4 times in standard length); posterior edge of upper jaw extending beyond posterior rim of eye; upper jaw teeth small and villiform; lower branch of first gill arch with 8 to 13 gill rakers; scales small but visible, needle-shaped, embedded in the skin; body gray or brown; flanks and belly silvery with yellow highlights (Ref. 55763).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Peru.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit coastal waters, entering estuaries (Ref. 9283). Dorsal and anal spines of this species are connected to venomous glands that may inflict painful wounds (Ref. 9283). Marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1995. Carangidae. Jureles, pámpanos, cojinúas, zapateros, cocineros, casabes, macarelas, chicharros, jorobados, medregales, pez pilota. p. 940-986. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 9283)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.