Seriola hippos

Carangidae
Samsonfish, Abrolhos Kingfish, Sambo, Samson
Seriola hippos, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia.  Photo: Antonia Cooper
Seriola hippos, Geographe Bay, Western Australia.  Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Seriola hippos,  Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith

Seriola hippos, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia.  Photo: Antonia Cooper
Seriola hippos, Geographe Bay, Western Australia.  Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Seriola hippos,  Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith

Distribution
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Description
Silvery to brassy, often with broken, diffuse brassy bands on back, or small dark spots. More rounded and deeper head than other Seriola species, with the deepest part of the body usually between the back of the head and the 1st spiny dorsal fin. The amberjacks S. rivoliana and S. dumerili are typically deepest bodied below the start of the 2nd (soft) dorsal fin, tapering more symmetrically. Length to 150cm.
Information
  • Max Size: 150 cm
  • Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
Rarity
  • IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
  • Occurrence: Infrequent (6% of sites)
    Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
  • Abundance: Several (7 per transect)
    Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
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