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Seriola peruana  Steindachner, 1881

Fortune jack
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Naucratinae
Etymology: Seriola: Latin word diminutive with the meaning of a large earthenware pot (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Steindachner.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 16°N - 3°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 57.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9283); common length : 40.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9283)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body slender, elongate, and little compressed; supra-maxillary moderately wide, its posterior end reaching the center of the eye; lower branch of first gill arch with 21 to 23 gill rakers in individuals more than 20cm long; anterior lobe of second dorsal fin moderately deep; lateral line without scutes; caudal peduncle with dorsal and ventral fossae; back violet brown to bluish green; flanks and belly pale; pectoral and caudal fins yellowish; pelvic fins white; dorsal and anal fins mostly dark (Ref. 55763).

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

Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Are benthopelagic in coastal areas (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. (Ref. 9283)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00602 - 0.03469), b=2.96 (2.75 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.