Ecology of Seriola lalandi
Main Ref. Craig, W.L., 1960
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Seriola lalandi may be found.
Remarks Found in coastal areas and oceanic waters; off kelp beds and rocky areas (Ref. 2850). Form large offshore shoals. In Australia, juvenile yellowtail kingfish less than 30 cm FL often occurs near floating objects offshore. Tagging studies (Ref. 27112, 27869) have shown that yellowtail kingfish up to 75 cm FL remain in a limited area, at least for 12 months (Ref. 27112), with most recaptured within 50 km of their release point. Tagging data have also shown that larger fish travel further, with fish tagged off New South Wales being recaptured off Victoria, Lord Howe Island and New Zealand (Ref. 27869). Yellowtail kingfish are opportunistic daytime feeders. Feeding schools will sometimes rise to the surface (Ref. 27112).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats Coral Reefs;
Special habitats Ref. Letourneur, Y., P. Chabanet, P. Durville, M. Taquet, E. Teissier, M. Parmentier, J.-C. Quéro and K. Pothin, 2004


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Craig, W.L., 1960
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Craig, W.L., 1960
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 4.16 0.14 4.11 0.35 Troph of juv./adults from 4 studies.
Ref. Craig, W.L., 1960
From individual food items 3.85 0.49 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita on 09.19.95
Modified by Ortañez, Auda Kareen on 11.27.08
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