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Seriola carpenteri  Mather, 1971

Guinean amberjack
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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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 26999).   Subtropical; 18°C - 27°C (Ref. 43448)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 72.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38310); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-33; Anal soft rays: 17 - 21

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

Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay and Agadir, Morocco to Angola, including Cape Verde (Ref. 4233). Migrants were caught around Lampedusa Island (Mediterranean Sea) (Ref. 38310).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are generally confined only in coastal waters over continental shelf, from the surface to at least 200 m. They feed on squids and fishes. Are confined to areas where surface temperature exceed 25°C, their distribution perhaps influenced by seasonal movements of the 18-27°C water mass along the African coast (Ref. 4233). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986. Carangidae. p. 815-844. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. vol. 2.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30298)




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical 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-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Very high.