Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800)

Bariche, Michel & Fricke, Ronald, 2020, The marine ichthyofauna of Lebanon: an annotated checklist, history, biogeography, and conservation status, Zootaxa 4775 (1), pp. 1-157: 137

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Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800)


Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800)  —Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel

Taxonomy. First record from Lebanon as Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède)  by George & Athanassiou (1965: 1–4); subsequently recorded as Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède)  by Mouneimné (1977: 64); as Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800)  by Mouneimné (2002: 226–227); recently recorded as Scomberomorus commerson  by Carpentieri et al. (2009: 3); as Scomberomorus commerson  by Bariche et al. (2015: 2366); Fanelli et al. 2014.

Distribution. Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, western Mascarenes and Persian Gulf, east to Palau and Fiji, north to Korea and southern Japan, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), New Caledonia and Lord Howe Island; southern central Atlantic: Saint Helena Island; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant).

Conservation. IUCN: Global (NT: 5 December 2009). Capture and threats: Unknown. Occurrence: Very common. Non-indigenous species, no conservation action needed.