Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Carangiformes
(Jacks) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Ulua: A word from Hawaii [oo loo(w)ah].
More on author: Ogilby.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Western Central Pacific: southern New Guinea, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northwestern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132)
Adults inhabit coastal waters. Utilized for human consumption.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.1 - 28.8, mean 27.9 °C (based on 456 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01049 - 0.05001), b=2.88 (2.70 - 3.06), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.34 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 139 [71, 354] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.16 [0.66, 2.43] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.4 [18.2, 20.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.305 [0.153, 0.602] g/100g ; Selenium = 48.2 [22.5, 107.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 13.5 [3.7, 47.7] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.948 [0.570, 1.496] mg/100g (wet weight);