Scomberoides commersonnianus

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Scomberoides commersonnianus
Scomberoides commersonnianus, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Scomberoides commersonnianus
Scomberoides commersonnianus, Dampier, Western Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Scomberoides commersonnianus
Scomberoides commersonnianus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Single row of 5-6 large dark silver blotches above the lateral line. Lacks the black-tipped dorsal fin lobe of S. lysan and S. tol. Also has larger mouth.


Max Size: 120 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-31.4°C

Depth: 0-50m

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: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.2% 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: Few (4 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland