Scomberomorus plurilineatus  Fourmanoir, 1966

Kanadi kingfish
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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; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 50 - 200 m.   Subtropical; 1°S - 37°S, 23°E - 59°E (Ref. 168)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 80 - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168); max. published weight: 12.5 kg (Ref. 40637)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 15 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal soft rays: 19 - 22; Vertebrae: 45 - 46. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Body covered with small scales. Lateral line without auxiliary branches anteriorly, gradually curving down toward caudal peduncle. Intestine with 2 folds and 3 limbs. Juveniles have spots but develop adult pattern of interrupted lines by the time they reach 40 cm.

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Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles, Kenya and Zanzibar to South Africa and along the west coast of Madagascar. This species has been confused with Scomberomorus lineolatus and with Scomberomorus guttatus (and also one of its junior synonyms Scomberomorus leopardus).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Neritic species (Ref. 5313). Forms large schools in the Zanzibar Channel from March to September. Feeds mainly on anchovies (Anchoviella sp.), clupeids (Amblygaster sp., Sardinella fimbriata, Sardinella perforata [= Sardinella albella), other small fishes, squids, and mantis shrimps.

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: 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=0.00851 (0.00495 - 0.01463), b=3.07 (2.92 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.77 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.