Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
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Aquamaps of Elagatis bipinnulata This map was computer-generated and has
not yet been reviewed.
AquaMaps Data sources: GBIF OBIS
Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1986. (Ref. 3197)
Other references | Biblio | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340); common length : 90.0
cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); max. published weight: 46.2 kg (Ref. 40637)
Reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m (Ref. 9710), usually 2 -
10 m (Ref. 40849)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 42°N - 41°S, 95°W - 156°E (Ref. 54429)
Western Atlantic: Massachusetts, USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil (Ref. 57756). Eastern Atlantic: off Genoa, Italy in
the Mediterranean (Ref. 4233) and from Côte d'Ivoire to Angola (Ref.
7097). Throughout the Indo-Pacific (Ref. 37816), but rare or absent in
the Persian Gulf (Ref. 3287). Eastern Pacific: mouth of Gulf of California
to Ecuador; including the Galapagos Islands (Ref. 9283).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25 - 28; Anal spines:
2; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. Color dark olive green or blue above, white
below; 2 narrow light blue bands on sides with a yellowish band between
them; fins olive or yellowish. Upper jaw ending before the eye. Anal fin
base is shorter than that of dorsal fin base. It has a 2-rayed finlet;
2 anal fin spines are detached. Dorsal and anal fins are relatively short;
with small two-rayed pinnulae just behind the dorsal and anal fins (Ref.
4795). Lateral line without scutes (Ref. 26938).
Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)
Found in oceanic and coastal waters, generally near the surface over reefs
or sometimes far from the coast (Ref. 9283, 11230, 48635). May form large schools
(Ref. 9283, 48635). Feed on invertebrates (larger crustaceans of the zooplankton)
and small fishes (Ref. 9283, 26145). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). Good food
fish (Ref. 9626) and a valued game fish (Ref. 26938); marketed fresh and salted
or dried (Ref. 9283); also frozen and used for sashimi (Ref. 9987).