Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos) > Scomberoidinae
Etymology: Scomberoides: Greek, skombros = tunny or mackerel, 1623 + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335). More on author: Lacepède.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3287); common length : 90.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5288); max. published weight: 16.0 kg (Ref. 40637)
Indo-West Pacific: in tropical waters.
Adults inhabit coastal waters, frequently near reefs and offshore islands (Ref. 30573, 48635). Occasionally found in estuaries. Usually in small groups (Ref. 9710, 48635). Feed on fishes, cephalopods, small invertebrates and, other pelagic prey (Ref. 5213, 90102).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01700 (0.01030 - 0.02805), b=2.90 (2.75 - 3.05), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.8 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .