Seriola dumerili

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Seriola dumerili
Seriola dumerili, New South Wales, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Seriola dumerili
Seriola dumerili, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Seriola dumerili
Seriola dumerili


Mediterranean, Temperate Africa, Temperate Australasia, Temperate South America, Temperate northern Atlantic, Temperate northern Pacific, Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean, Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Silvery body, usually with a dark oblique line from corner of the mouth, through eye to the top the head and a straight line from behind eye to tail. Less steep head than S. hippos (Samsonfish) and deeper body than S. lalandi (Yellowtail Kingfish). Dorsal fin lobe equal length to pectoral fin, and anal fin lobe shorter than pectoral fin length. S. rivoliana (Highfin Amberjack) has longer anal and dorsal fin lobes - otherwise nearly identical in appearance.


Max Size: 190 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 10.4-29.6°C

Depth: 1-360m

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 (1.3% 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 (8 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