Seriola hippos Günther, 1876
Samson fish
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 53 kg
Environment:  pelagic-neritic
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: endemic to Australia (Ref. 7300), Norfolk Island and New Zealand (Ref. 8879).
Biology:  Adults occur in inshore oceanic waters often associated with reefs, jetties and pylons (Ref. 6390), sometimes entering estuaries (Ref. 9563). They Prefer warmer water (18-24°C) although they are occasionally found in cooler water (Ref. 27128).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.07.99

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