Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Scombridae
(Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Sarda: Latin and Greek, sarda = sardine; name related to the island of Sardinia (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243). Subtropical; 61°N - 20°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 102 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168); max. published weight: 11.3 kg (Ref. 168)
Northeast Pacific: off the coast of Alaska (60°16'N, 145°32'W) to Cabo San Lucas at the tip of Baja California (22°20'N, 112°27'W) and Revillagigedo Islands.
An inshore species that forms schools by size (Ref. 168). Feeds on a variety of small schooling fishes, squids and shrimps (Ref. 168). An important food fish (Ref. 4925).
McAllister, D.E., 1990. A list of the fishes of Canada. Syllogeus No. 64. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ottawa, Canada. 310 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.6).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .