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Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass; Scad; Round scad; Round robin; Robin; Pollock; Mackerel scad; Helena scad; Dotted scad; Cigarfish)

Synonyms: Caranx punctatus; Caranx sanctaehelenae; Decapterus sanctaehelenae; Decapterus santa-helenae
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Round scad, Decapterus punctatus, is a species of fish in the Carangidae. It was described in 1829 by the French zoologist, Georges Cuvier. Although the Round scad is considered a good food fish, it is mostly caught for use as bait.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cape Cod National Seashore II 21724 Massachusetts, United States
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Seaflower Marine Protected Area 15125514 Colombia      

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dinurus scombri[7]
Pseudacanthocotyloides heterocotyle <Unverified Name>[7]
Pseudanthocotyloides heterocotyle[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Toledo Zoological Gardens

Distribution

Angola; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Galapagos Islands; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mayday Seamount; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Montserrat; Morocco; Namibia; Nicaragua; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southeast; Panama; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Puerto Rico; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Togo; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); 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 (; 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).; Western Sahara;

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Citations

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DIETS OF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC SARGASSUM AND OPEN-WATER HABITATS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, Tara L. Casazza, Thesis, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008
4Food composition and distribution of elasmobranches on the shelf and upper slope of the Eastern Central Atlantic., Patokina F.A., Litvinov F.F., ICES CM 2005/N:26
5ECOLOGY OF INSHORE LIZARDFISH, Synodus foetens, IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, Sarah Ann Branson Jeffers, Master of Science thesis, University of West Florida, 2007
6Size related variability in the summer diet of the blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus Lesson, 1831) from Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, M. Headley, H. A. Oxenford, M. S. Peterson and P. Fanning, J. Appl. Ichthyol. 25 (2009), 669–675
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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