Decapterus punctatus, Round scad : fisheries, bait

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Decapterus punctatus (Cuvier, 1829)

Round scad
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Carangiformes (Jacks) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Decapterus: Greek, deka = ten + Greek, pteron = wing, fin (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Cuvier.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 100 m (Ref. 2683). Subtropical; 45°N - 35°S, 98°W - 20°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada (Ref. 7251) southward through the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to South Africa, including the Madeira, Canary, Cape Verde, Ascension and St. Helena islands (Ref. 7097).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 11.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3277); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); max. published weight: 300.00 g (Ref. 26340)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30-34; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 26 - 29. Greenish above, whitish below; adults with 3-1 small black spots on curved LL; opercle with small black spot (Ref. 3197).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit neritic waters, often near sandy beaches (Ref. 5217). A shoaling species, generally near the bottom (Ref. 27121). They feed on planktonic invertebrates, primarily copepods, but also on gastropod larvae, ostracods and pteropods (Ref. 3277). Spawning occurs well offshore year-round (Ref. 26938). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). A good food fish (Ref. 9626). Caught commercially and used mainly for bait.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., J.-C. Quéro and M. Desoutter, 1990. Carangidae. p. 729-755. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7097)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 August 2012

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; bait: usually
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 13.5 - 27.8, mean 24.3 °C (based on 900 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00754 - 0.01749), b=2.98 (2.85 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 3.5 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.32; tm<1; Fec=28,600).
Prior r = 1.20, 95% CL = 0.79 - 1.80, Based on 1 stock assessment.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100).
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 143 [39, 362] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.97 [0.70, 4.60] mg/100g ; Protein = 21.6 [20.2, 22.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.358 [0.176, 0.741] g/100g ; Selenium = 23.8 [7.1, 68.8] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 36.4 [8.6, 154.8] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.817 [0.464, 1.440] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.