WoRMS taxon details

Alectis ciliaris (Bloch, 1787)

159629  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159629)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Juveniles occur in open seas near the surface, adults near the bottom from shallow waters to 100 m; rarely occurs in coral...  
Description Juveniles occur in open seas near the surface, adults near the bottom from shallow waters to 100 m; rarely occurs in coral reefs. Solitary at adult stage. Feeds on sedentary or slow moving crustaceans, small crabs and occasionally on small fish (Ref. 9283). Adults mainly taken on hook and line, especially on light tackle while juveniles often caught with beach seines. Excellent food fish (Ref. 9626) and is marketed fresh or dried/salted (Ref. 9283). [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical seas. Western Atlantic: North Truro Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Santos, Brazil; throughout the...  
Distribution Worldwide in tropical seas. Western Atlantic: North Truro Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Santos, Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Alectis ciliaris (Bloch, 1787). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159629 on 2019-10-17
Date
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2005-05-30 09:27:08Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (of Zeus gallus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). <i>Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis</i>. Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

basis of record Robins, C. R.; Ray, G. C.; Douglass, J.; Freund, R. (1986). A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. <em>Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston.</em> 1-354. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Juveniles occur in open seas near the surface, adults near the bottom from shallow waters to 100 m; rarely occurs in coral reefs. Solitary at adult stage. Feeds on sedentary or slow moving crustaceans, small crabs and occasionally on small fish (Ref. 9283). Adults mainly taken on hook and line, especially on light tackle while juveniles often caught with beach seines. Excellent food fish (Ref. 9626) and is marketed fresh or dried/salted (Ref. 9283). [details]

Distribution Worldwide in tropical seas. Western Atlantic: North Truro Massachusetts, USA and Bermuda to Santos, Brazil; throughout the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico  [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]
 

LanguageName 
English African pompano  [details]
Japanese イトヒキアジ  [details]
Spanish pámpano de hebra  [details]
Blepharis crinitus
 Blepharis crinitus
[image from synonym]

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To NMNH Extant Collection (Alectis ciliaris FIN027436 Slide 120 mm)
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