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Elagatis bipinnulata Rainbow Runner, Hawaiian Salmon, Rainbow Yellowtail, Rainbow-runner, Runner

Elagatis bipinnulatais commonly referred to as Rainbow Runner, Hawaiian Salmon, Rainbow Yellowtail, Rainbow-runner, Runner. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 100000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Elagatis bipinnulata 
Rainbow Runner, Hawaiian Salmon, Rainbow Yellowtail, Rainbow-runner, Runner 
Jacks and Pompanos 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Elagatis (Genus) > bipinnulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Quoy & Gaimard, ), 1825 
Eritrea, Suriname, Benin, West Sahara, Barbados, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Hong Kong, Ghana, Guadeloupe, Sudan, Djibouti, El Salvador, Russland, Sint Eustatius and Saba, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Arabian Sea, Aruba, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Australia, Azores, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Christmas Islands, Columbia, Comores, Congo, Cook Islands, Corea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Galapagos Islands, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Line Islands, Madagascar, Madeira, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paracel-Islands, Peru, Philippines, Phoenix Islands, Puerto Rico, Réunion , Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé e Principé, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South-Africa, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Cayman Islands, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Ivory Coast, the Mediterranean Sea, the Netherlands Antilles, the Seychelles, Timor, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuamoto Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wake Atoll, Wallis and Futuna, West-Atlantic Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 150 Meter 
35.43" - 70.87" (90cm - 180cm) 
69.8 °F - 77 °F (21°C - 25°C) 
Amphipods, Clams, Copepods, Fish (little fishes), Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Frozen food (small sorts), Insects, Invertebrates, Jellyfish, Krill, Predatory, Sepia, Snails, Sponges, Worms, Zooplankton 
21997.84 gal (~ 100000L) 
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Not available as offspring 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
Last edit:
2020-04-15 17:02:20 


(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Adults are found in oceanic and coastal waters, generally near the surface over reefs or sometimes far from the coast often around floating logs or other debris. Feed on invertebrates, mainly on larger crustaceans of the zooplankton, and small fishes

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Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Elagatis (Genus)



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