Saury

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Saury
Greater Weever - Saury - from A Tour in Scotland - Moses Griffith - Peter Mazell Cololabis adocetus.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Scomberesocidae
Genus: Cololabis
Species: C. adocetus
Binomial name
Cololabis adocetus
Böhlke, 1951
Synonyms
  • Elassichthys adocetus (Böhlke, 1951)

The saury (Cololabis adocetus) (not to be confused for the Pacific saury, which is related but a different species) is a member of the family Scomberesocidae, or the saury family. It is widespread in the Eastern Pacific in the surface waters, 0-0.5 m depth; its range can go as far as 1 meter in depth.[1] It can grow to a size of about 5 cm.[1] The saury generally lives in waters between 5 and 12 degrees C.[1] The saury is a highly migratory fish.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saury (Cololabis adocetus) - Information on Saury - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Cololabis adocetus summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-06-12. 

External links[edit]