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Pomatomus saltatrix
(bluefish)

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Pomatomus saltatrix (bluefish)

Summary

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  • 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

AlgeriaPresentNative
AngolaPresentNative
Cabo VerdePresentNative
EgyptPresentNative
GhanaPresentNative
GuineaPresentNative
Guinea-BissauPresentNative
KenyaPresentNative
MadagascarPresentNative
MauritaniaPresentNative
MauritiusPresentNative
MozambiquePresentNative
NamibiaPresentNative
São Tomé and PríncipePresentNative
SenegalPresentNative
SomaliaPresentNative
South AfricaPresentNative
TanzaniaPresentNative
TunisiaPresentNative

Asia

GeorgiaPresentNative
IndiaPresentNative
MalaysiaPresentNative
OmanPresentNative
ThailandPresentNative
TurkeyPresentNative
YemenPresentNative

Europe

AlbaniaPresentNative
CroatiaPresentNative
FrancePresentNative
GreecePresentNative
ItalyPresentNative
MaltaPresentNative
RussiaPresentNative
Serbia and MontenegroPresentNative
SloveniaPresentNative
SpainPresentNative
UkrainePresentNative

North America

ArubaPresentNative
BelizePresentNative
BermudaPresentNative
CanadaPresentNative
CubaPresentNative
CuraçaoPresentNative
GrenadaPresentNative
MexicoPresentNative
NicaraguaPresentNative
Trinidad and TobagoPresentNative
United StatesPresentNative

Oceania

AustraliaPresentNative
-New South WalesPresent
-Western AustraliaPresent
New ZealandPresentNative

Sea Areas

Atlantic - Eastern CentralPresentNative
Atlantic - NortheastPresentNative
Atlantic - NorthwestPresentNative
Atlantic - SoutheastPresentNative
Atlantic - SouthwestPresentNative
Atlantic - Western CentralPresentNative
Indian Ocean - EasternPresentNative
Indian Ocean - WesternPresentNative
Mediterranean and Black SeaPresentNative
Pacific - SouthwestPresentNative

South America

ArgentinaPresentNative
BrazilPresentNative
-Rio de JaneiroPresent
ColombiaPresentNative
French GuianaPresentNative
GuyanaPresentNative
SurinamePresentNative
UruguayPresentNative
VenezuelaPresentNative

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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