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Pomatomus saltatrix
(bluefish)

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Pomatomus saltatrix (bluefish)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 21 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pomatomus saltatrix
  • Preferred Common Name
  • bluefish
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)

Preferred Common Name

  • bluefish

Other Scientific Names

  • Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801
  • Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
  • Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
  • Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
  • Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
  • Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
  • Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
  • Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
  • Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
  • Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
  • Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
  • Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
  • Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
  • Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893

International Common Names

  • English: ancho; choppers; elf; fatback; greenfish; horsemackerel; jumbos; razorbacks; salmon bluefish; shad; skipjack; skipmackerel; snap mackerel; snapping mackerel; tailor; tailor run
  • Spanish: anchoa; anchova de banco; anjova; pez azul
  • French: coupe-fil; tassergal
  • Russian: lufar
  • Arabic: ach'ked; magres; tekwa; tekwaya

Local Common Names

  • Albania: gofe
  • Angola: anchova; chova; enchova
  • Brazil: anchoveta; enchova; enchova-baeta; enchoveta; enchoveta-baeta; enchovinha; enxova; marisqueira
  • Cape Verde: anchova; enchova; xidama
  • Finland: sinikala
  • Germany: Blaubarsch; Blaufisch
  • Greece: gofari
  • Guinea: kouta
  • Italy: ancioia; limone; limun; pesce bianco; pesce serra; pisci schiavu; pisci serra; rasania; serra
  • Japan: amikiri; okisuzuki
  • Malta: serra tas-snien; serragsirra imperjali
  • Mauritania: n'got
  • Mozambique: anchova; atum; dzolhwa; tonina; xidama; xidanakata; xidzukudzuana
  • Namibia: blaubarsch; blaufisch; elf; shad
  • Norway: dyphavsabbor
  • Poland: tasergal
  • Portugal: anchova; dichova
  • Portugal/Azores: anchova; enchova
  • Portugal/Madeira: enchova
  • Romania: lufar
  • Senegal: ngal-ngal; rakk
  • Slovenia: skakavka
  • Somalia: qayac
  • South Africa: elwe
  • Spain: tallahams
  • Suriname: haring
  • Sweden: blåfisk
  • Turkey: çinekop baligi; defne yapragi baligi; kofana baligi; lüfer; lüfer baligi; sarikanat baligi
  • Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): plitica; strijelka skakusa

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Perciformes
  •                         Suborder: Percoidei
  •                             Family: Pomatomidae
  •                                 Genus: Pomatomus
  •                                     Species: Pomatomus saltatrix

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Africa

AlgeriaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
AngolaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Cabo VerdePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
EgyptPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
GhanaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
GuineaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Guinea-BissauPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
KenyaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MadagascarPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MauritaniaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MauritiusPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MozambiquePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
NamibiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
São Tomé and PríncipePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
SenegalPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
SomaliaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
South AfricaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
TanzaniaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
TunisiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

Asia

GeorgiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
IndiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MalaysiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
OmanPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
ThailandPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
TurkeyPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
YemenPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

Europe

AlbaniaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
CroatiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
FrancePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
GreecePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
ItalyPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MaltaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
RussiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Serbia and MontenegroPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
SloveniaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
SpainPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
UkrainePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

North America

ArubaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
BelizePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
BermudaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
CanadaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
CubaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
CuraçaoPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
GrenadaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
MexicoPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
NicaraguaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Trinidad and TobagoPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
United StatesPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

Oceania

AustraliaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
-New South WalesPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
-Western AustraliaPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
New ZealandPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

Sea Areas

Atlantic - Eastern CentralPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Atlantic - NortheastPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Atlantic - NorthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Atlantic - SoutheastPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Atlantic - SouthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Atlantic - Western CentralPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Indian Ocean - EasternPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Indian Ocean - WesternPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Mediterranean and Black SeaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
Pacific - SouthwestPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

South America

ArgentinaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
BrazilPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
-Rio de JaneiroPresentCABI Data Mining (2001)
ColombiaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
French GuianaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
GuyanaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
SurinamePresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
UruguayPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)
VenezuelaPresentNativeFroese and Pauly (2004)

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Alosa aestivalisAll Stages
Artemesia longinarisAdultLucena et al., 2000
Morone americanaAdult/Juvenile/LarvalHartman and Brandt, 1995; Juanes et al., 1993
Mugil cephalusFryKailola et al., 1993

References

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Froese R; Pauly D, 2004. FishBase DVD. Penang, Malaysia: Worldfish Center. Online at www.fishbase.org.

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

Froese R, Pauly D, 2004. FishBase. http://www.fishbase.org

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