Alectis ciliarisPennantfish | African Pompano | Cobblerfish | Cordonnier | Crevalle | Cuban Jack | Diamond Trevally | Fiddler | Hairfish | Indian Threadfin Trevally | Pennant Trevally | Pompano | Shoemaker | Sunfish | Threadfin Jack | Threadfin Jackfish | Threadfin Mirrorfish | Threadfin
Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean, Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific
High body with rounded head and metallic silver sheen, juveniles with five chevron-shaped bars and long filaments projecting from dorsal and ventral fin spines that can be several times the length of the body. Length to 130 cm.
Max Size: 150 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.8-31.2°C
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Rare (0.8% 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: Many (10 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields