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Selar boops  (Cuvier, 1833)

Oxeye scad
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Selar: A Malay vernacular name, ikan selar.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 35 - 500 m (Ref. 4233).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 31°N - 23°S, 75°E - 134°W

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Pacific Ocean: Andaman Islands to Vanuatu, north to the Philippines, south to northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4233); common length : 22.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4233)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-25; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 19 - 21.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found inshore and form large schools on day time. They disperse at night to feed on planktonic and benthic invertebrates such as crabs and shrimps. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233, 7300, 90102).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00988 - 0.02789), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.90).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.