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Scomber japonicus Chub mackerel

Scomber japonicusis commonly referred to as Chub mackerel. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!.


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lexID:
4825 
AphiaID:
127022 
Scientific:
Scomber japonicus 
German:
Japanische Makrele 
English:
Chub Mackerel 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Scombridae (Family) > Scomber (Genus) > japonicus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Houttuyn, 1782 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Angola, Argentina, Canada , Chile, Columbia, Corea, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Honduras, Indo Pacific, Japan, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Scandinavia, South-Africa, Taiwan, USA 
Size:
11.81" - 25.2" (30cm - 64cm) 
Temperature:
57.2 °F - 82.4 °F (14°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Aquatic plant, Carrion, Detritus, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-10 16:31:56 

Info

Houttuyn, 1782

Distribution:
Indo-Pacific: anti-tropical, absent from the Indian Ocean except for South Africa, KZN to Western Cape.
Replaced by Scomber colias Gmelin 1789 in the Atlantic.
Scomber australasicus is found in the Red Sea and the nothern Indian Ocean, its distribution overlaps with that of Scomber japonicus.

Biology:
A coastal pelagic species, to a lesser extent epipelagic to mesopelagic over the continental slope.
Schooling by size is well developed and initiates at approximately 3 cm; may also form schools with Sarda chiliensis, Trachurus symmetricus and Sardinops sagax.
Adults stay near the bottom during the day; go up to the open water at night, where they feed on copepods and other crustaceans, fishes and squids.
They spawn in batches. Eggs and larvae are pelagic.
In Asian waters, they move to deeper water and remain inactive during the winter season. Commercially cultured in Japan.

Synonymised taxa:
Pneumatophorus diego (Ayres, 1856)
Pneumatophorus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Pneumatophorus japonicus japonicus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Pneumatophorus peruanus Jordan & Hubbs, 1925
Scomber capensis Cuvier, 1832 (synonym)
Scomber diego Ayres, 1856
Scomber gigas Fowler, 1935 (synonym)
Scomber janesaba Bleeker, 1854
Scomber japonicus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782
Scomber japonicus marplatensis (Lopez, 1955)
Scomber japonicus peruanus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
Scomber joanesaba Bleeker, 1854 (misspelling)
Scomber peruanus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
Scomber pneumatophorus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 (synonym)
Scomber saba Bleeker, 1854
Scomber scombrus japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1844

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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