Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1800)

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 312

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Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1800)


Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède [ex Commerson] 1800)  —Narrow-banded Spanish mackerel, king mackerel ( Fig. 153View FIGURE 153)

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from Feni Island and New Hanover as Cybium commersoni  by Munro (1958: 262–263); subsequently reported from Tigak Islands, Kavieng by Wright & Richards (1985: 73). Specimens observed by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005, and by Barry C. Russell during 7–28 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 12 Oct. 2007. KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: Red Sea, East and South Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Palau and Fiji north to Korea and southern Japan, south to New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Lord Howe Island, recently immigrated into eastern Mediterranean through Suez Canal. Pelagic, from shallow water to edge of continental shelf, 10–70 m depth. Marine.