Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Carangaria/misc
(Various families in series Carangaria) > Sphyraenidae
Etymology: Sphyraena: Greek, sphyraina, -es = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic. Subtropical; 24°N - 49°S, 113°E - 169°W
Indo-Pacific: Papua New Guinea and Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755); Caroline and Mariana Islands in Micronesia. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 9070) and Japan (Ref. 559).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)
Occurs in channels and other semi-protected areas. Found in schools. Feeds on various small fish (Ref. 2156).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 15 - 25.4, mean 18.2 °C (based on 222 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00497 - 0.01329), b=2.81 (2.67 - 2.95), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (55 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 31.7 [14.4, 74.6] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.755 [0.360, 2.745] mg/100g ; Protein = 20.7 [18.9, 22.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.299 [0.137, 0.657] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.2 [10.8, 61.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 6.11 [1.21, 41.68] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.42 [0.26, 0.74] mg/100g (wet weight);