Bigeye scad


Bigeye scad

Taxobox
name = Bigeye scad


image_width = 250px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Perciformes
familia = Carangidae
subfamilia = Coregoninae
genus = "Selar"
species = "S. crumenophthalmus"
binomial = "Selar crumenophthalmus"
binomial_authority = (Bloch, 1793)
The bigeye scad ("Selar crumenophthalmus") is an oceanic fish that is found around the globe in tropical regions. Other common names include chicharro, charrito ojón, purse-eye scad, coulirou, and goggle-eyed scad. Bigeye scads are fished commercially and are very important to aquaculture.

Bigeye scads are blue-green or green on their backs and sides, with a white underside. They grow to about 15 inches (38cm) long and feed on small invertebrates, fish larvae, and zooplankton. They are a schooling fish, mostly nocturnal, and prefer clean, clear insular waters.

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External links

* [http://www.fao.org/figis/servlet/species?fid=2326 Fisheries Global Information System factsheet]
* [http://www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/scrumenoph.htm Australian Museum Fish Site species page]
* [http://www.guamdawr.org/learningcenter/factsheets/reeffish/scad_html Guam Department of Agriculture's Division of Aquatic & Wildlife Resources species page]
* [http://www.oceanfootage.com/stockfootage/Bigeye_Scad Bigeye scad stock video footage]
* [http://www.sea-fishing.org/sea-scad.html UK Scad]
* [http://omp.gso.uri.edu/work1/gallery/fishnbay/5.htm University of Rhode Island page with sound files of bigeye scads producing grating sounds with their teeth]


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  • genus Selar — noun big eyed scad • Syn: ↑Selar • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Carangidae, ↑family Carangidae • Member Meronyms: ↑bigeye scad …   Useful english dictionary

  • goggle-eye — noun of Atlantic coastal waters; commonly used for bait • Syn: ↑bigeye scad, ↑big eyed scad, ↑Selar crumenophthalmus • Hypernyms: ↑scad • Member Holonyms: ↑Selar, ↑genus …   Useful english dictionary

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