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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Scombridae  
 Genus Scomberomorus  
  Scomberomorus koreanus    (Kishinouye, 1915) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Cybium koreanum Sawara koreanum Scomberomorus guttatus koreanus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.6(FAO, 2001)
Character: Body elongate, strongly compressed. Snout much shorter than rest of head; posterior part of maxilla exposed, reaching to a vertical from hind margin of eye; sharp, compressed, triangular teeth in upper and lower jaws; patches of fine teeth on palatines and vomer; no teeth on tongue. Gill rakers on first gill arch few: 1 or 2 on upper limb; 9 to 12 on lower limb; 11 to 15 total. First dorsal fin with XIV to XVII spines; second dorsal with 20 to 24 rays, followed by 7 to 9 finlets; anal fin with 20 to 24 rays followed by 7 to 9 finlets; pectoral fin rays 20 to 24 limbs. Body silvery white with several longitudinal rows of round dark brownish spots (smaller than eye diameter) rather sparsely scattered along lateral median line; first dorsal fin membrane black; pectoral, second dorsal and caudal fins dark brown; pelvic and anal fins silvery white. 
Habitat: Little known on the biology of this epipelagic, neritic species. Feeds on small schooling fishes, such as sardines and anchovies and on shrimps. 
Distribution: Continental Indo-West Pacific from Wakasa Bay, Sea of Japan, and China south to Singapore and Sumatra and west to Bombay, India. It is a very common species in Taiwan, especially in western part. 
Utility: Marketed fresh and dried-salted. 
Name Code: 382497
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Scomberomorus koreanus (Kishinouye , 1915)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) > Scombrinae
Etymology: Scomberomorus: Latin, scomber = mackerel + Greek, moros = silly, stupid (Ref. 45335 ) .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243 ).   Tropical; 39°N - 6°S, 70°E - 138°E (Ref. 168 )

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Indo-West Pacific: west coast of India and Sri Lanka along the continental shelf eastward to Sumatra, Indonesia and Singapore, and northward to China, Korea (Ref. 9684 ) and Wakasa Bay, Sea of Japan. Does not extend past Sumatra in the East Indies (Ref. 9684 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 75 - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168 ); common length : 60.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 168 ); max. published weight: 15.0 kg (Ref. 168 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 17; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 20 - 24; Vertebrae : 46 - 47. Interpelvic process small and bifid. Lateral line with many auxiliary branches extending dorsally and ventrally in anterior third, gradually curving down toward caudal peduncle. Intestine with 4 folds and 5 limbs. Swim bladder absent. Body covered with small scales. Sides silvery with spots scattered along lateral median line.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on small schooling fishes, such as sardines and anchovies and on shrimps. This species makes up an important part of the drift net fishery in Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar. Marketed fresh and dried-salted (Ref. 9684 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Collette, B.B. and C.E. Nauen , 1983. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 2. Scombrids of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of tunas, mackerels, bonitos and related species known to date. Rome: FAO. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(2):137 p. (Ref. 168 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 05 December 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 20.1 - 28.6, mean 27.3 (based on 823 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00388 - 0.01867), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.2   ±0.74 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 ):  High vulnerability (63 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Very high .

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