Bluefish

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Bluefish
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomatomidae
Gill, 1863
Genus: Pomatomus
Lacépède, 1802
Species:
P. saltatrix
Binomial name
Pomatomus saltatrix
(Linnaeus, 1766)

Bluefish is a kind of fish which occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It is a pelagic fish, which means that it lives near the surface of the ocean. They can grow to a size of 150 centimetres (59 in) and reach a weight of 15 kilograms (33 lb). In the wild, they live to be about nine years old.

Bluefish are predators: they hunt other fish, in small groups. Bluefish are caught commercially, and there is a problem with overfishing.

Sometimes another species, Rock salmon or Coal fish is erroneously called Bluefish.

References[change | change source]

  1. NatureServe (2015). "Pomatomus saltatrix". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2016.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)