Scomberomorus multiradiatus  Munro, 1964

Papuan seerfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Scomberomorus: Latin, scomber = mackerel + Greek, moros = silly, stupid (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 6°S - 14°S, 142°E - 148°E (Ref. 168)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168); max. published weight: 500.00 g (Ref. 168)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 16 - 19; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-25; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 25 - 29; Vertebrae: 54 - 56. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Lateral line gradually curving down toward caudal peduncle. Vertebrae 20-21 precaudal plus 34-36 caudal, total 54-56. Intestine with 2 folds and 3 limbs. Swim bladder absent. Body covered with small scales. First dorsal fin black anteriorly and along distal edge posteriorly. Has the most number of vertebrae and anal fin rays in the genus. Sides silvery without spots, blotches or bars.

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Western Central Pacific: endemic to the Gulf of Papua off the mouth of the Fly River.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Neritic species found in turbid waters. Sexual maturity is attained at much less than 30 cm fork length. The smallest species in the genus.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Collette, Bruce B. | Collaborators

Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen, 1983. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(2):137 p. (Ref. 168)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00415 - 0.01592), b=3.10 (2.94 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.