Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Decapterus: Greek, deka = ten + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 54424), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 54424). Tropical, preferred 28°C (Ref. 107945); 39°N - 26°S, 91°E - 174°W (Ref. 54424)
Indo-West Pacific: South China Sea to the Mariana Islands. Reported occurrence in southern Africa could not be confirmed (Ref. 3197).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 10 - 15 cm
Max length : 25.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)
Adults are found in the sublittoral zone and may enter semi-enclosed sea areas (Ref. 11230). In Guam, it is encountered in large numbers around fish aggregating devices, buoys anchored offshore to attract pelagic game fishes.
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. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: highly commercial
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00778 - 0.01858), b=2.97 (2.84 - 3.10), based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.5-1.3; tmax=9).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .