Seriola peruana Steindachner, 1881
Fortune jack
Seriola peruana
photo by FAO

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
Max. size:  57 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
Diagnosis:  Body slender, elongate, and little compressed; supra-maxillary moderately wide, its posterior end reaching the center of the eye; lower branch of first gill arch with 21 to 23 gill rakers in individuals more than 20cm long; anterior lobe of second dorsal fin moderately deep; lateral line without scutes; caudal peduncle with dorsal and ventral fossae; back violet brown to bluish green; flanks and belly pale; pectoral and caudal fins yellowish; pelvic fins white; dorsal and anal fins mostly dark (Ref. 55763).
Biology:  Are benthopelagic in coastal areas (Ref. 9283). Marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 April 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.06.95

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