Seriola carpenteri Mather, 1971
Guinean amberjack
photo by Pinheiro, P.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
Max. size:  72.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m
Distribution:  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).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-33; Anal soft rays: 17-21
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 April 2014 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  reports of ciguatera poisoning
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.08.94

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