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Seriolella violacea Guichenot, 1848
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Seriolella violacea
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Seriolella violacea

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Main identification features
  • elongate oval;round snout;large eye
  • d: vii, center spines longer
  • dorsal fin origin after pectoral base
  • pectoral reaches anus
Body moderately elongate (depth ~35% of standard length), slightly compressed; snout blunt; mouth large, extends almost to middle of eye; eye large (~25% head length); opercle thin, with 2 flat spines; preopercle margin with fine teeth; 1 dorsal fin, VII-VIII low, strong spines, middle spines highest, origin behind pectoral base, 26-27 rays; anal III, 17-19, spines short, origin under ~mid dorsal; pectoral long, pointed, reaches anus; pelvic much smaller than pectoral, inserted behind base of pectoral, connected by membrane to belly, can fold into groove on belly; tail forked; scales small, smooth, easily shed; head scaleless.

(Preserved fish) Brown to dark blue, sometimes silvery; fins with black margin; iris gold.

Size: 65 cm.

Habitat: coastal and near coastal pelagic, sometimes commensal with jellyfishes.

Depth: 0-500 m.

Temperate SE Pacific; Peru and Ecuador, the Galapagos and Malpelo.

Abundance: Common.
Cites: Not listed.
Climate Zone: Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo); South Temperate (Peruvian Province ).
Depth Range Max: 500 m.
Depth Range Min: 0 m.
Diet: Pelagic crustacea; bony fishes; zooplankton; pelagic fish larvae.
Eastern Pacific Range: Northern limit=5; Southern limit=-9; Western limit=-93; Eastern limit=-79; Latitudinal range=14; Longitudinal range=14.
Egg Type: Pelagic; Pelagic larva.
Feeding Group: Carnivore; Planktivore.
FishBase Habitat: Pelagic.
Global Endemism: TEP non-endemic; East Pacific endemic; All species.
Habitat: Jellyfish; Water column.
Inshore Offshore: Inshore; Offshore; In & Offshore.
IUCN Red List: Not evaluated / Listed.
Length Max: 65 cm.
Regional Endemism: Island (s); Continent; Temperate Eastern Pacific, primarily; Continent + Island (s); Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic; Peruvian province, primarily; All species.
Residency: Vagrant.
Salinity: Marine; Marine Only.
Water Column Position: Mid Water; Near Surface; Surface; Water column only;

Scientific source:

Links to other sites

  • Abbott, J.F., 1899., The marine fishes of Peru., Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila., 51:324-364.
  • Béarez, P., 1996., Lista de los Peces Marinos del Ecuador Continental., Revista de Biologia Tropical, 44:731-741.
  • Grove , J.S. and Lavenberg, R. J., 1997., The fishes of the Galápagos islands., Stanford University Press:863 pp.
  • Guichenot, A., 1848., Fauna Chilena. Peces. Pp. 137-370. In: C. Gay, Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Vol. 2, Zoologia. Paris & Santiago., Fauna Chilena, Peces,.
  • Haedrich, R.L., 1967., The stromateoid fishes; systematics and a classification., Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard, 135(2):31-139.
  • Jimenez-Prado, P., Béarez, P., 2004., Peces marinos del Ecuador continental / Marine fishes of continental Ecuador., SIMBIOE/NAZCA/IFEA tomo 1 y 2.
  • Molina, L., Danulat, E., Oviedo, M., González, J.A., 2004., Guía de especies de interés pesquero en la Reserva Marina de Galápagos., Fundación Charles Darwin / Agencia Espeñola de Cooperación Internacional / Dirección Parque Nacional Galápagos, 115pp.


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