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Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run; Tailor; Snapping mackerel; Snap mackerel; Skipmackerel; Skipjack; Shad; Salmon bluefish; Razorbacks; Marine piranha; Jumbos; Horsemackerel; Greenfish; Fatback; Elf; Choppers; Bluefish; Blue fish; Ancho)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the western North American coast. Other common names are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a popular gamefish.
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Attributes

Maximum Longevity [4]  9 years
Migration [3]  Oceanodromous
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Adult Weight [2]  17.461 lbs (7.92 kg)

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Distribution

Aegean Sea; Agulhas Current; Albania; Algeria; Andaman Sea; Angola; Arabian Sea; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bay of Bengal; Belize; Benguela Current; Bermuda; Black Sea; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters; except the eastern Pacific (Ref. 33390). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to South Africa, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Madeira, and the Canary Islands. Western Atlantic: Canada and Bermuda to; Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters; except the eastern Pacific (Ref. 33390). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to South Africa, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Madeira, and the Canary Islands. Western Atlantic: Canada and Bermuda to Argentina (Ref. 7251). Indian Ocean: along the coast of East Africa, Madagascar, southern Oman, southwest India, the Malay Peninsula, and Western Australia (Ref. 11441). Southwest Pacific: Australia except the Northern Territory, and New Zealand (Ref. 11441). Absent from eastern Pacific and northwest Pacific. Barely entering the Western Central Pacific region. Records from the Northern Territory, Australia and from Indonesia appear to be erroneous (Ref. 9860). Occurrence in Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and Hawaii (Ref. 4517) need verification.; Colombia; Croatia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; Egypt; Europe - Inland waters; France; French Guiana; Georgia; Ghana; Great Australian Bight; Greece; Grenada; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Iberian Coastal; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Italy; Kenya; Madagascar; Madeira Islands; Malaysia; Malta; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Mozambique; Namibia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Oman; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Patagonian Shelf; Persian Gulf; Russian Federation; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Sea of Marmara; Senegal; Serbia and Montenegro; Slovenia; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Spain; Suriname; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; USA (contiguous states); Ukraine; Uruguay; Venezuela; West Central Australian Shelf; Yemen;

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