Accepted scientific name:
Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) (accepted name) 1 literature reference for Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Synonyms:
Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cheilodipterus heptacanthus Lacepède, 1801
Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Cheilodipterus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Chromis epicurorum Gronow, 1854
Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Gasterosteus saltatrix Linnaeus, 1766
Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Gonenion serra Rafinesque, 1810
Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Lopharis mediterraneus Rafinesque, 1810
Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Perca lophar Forsskål, 1775
Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Pomatomix saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766)
Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Pomatomus pedica Whitley, 1931
Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Pomatomus skib Lacepède, 1802
Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Scomer sypterus Pallas, 1814
Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Sparactodon nalnal Rochebrune, 1880
Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Sypterus pallasii Eichwald, 1831
Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861 (synonym) 1 literature reference for Temnodon conidens Castelnau, 1861
Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym) 1 literature reference for Temnodon saltator (Linnaeus, 1766)
Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893 (ambiguous synonym) 1 literature reference for Temnodon tubulus Saville-Kent, 1893
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Classification:
Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomatomidae
Genus Pomatomus
Distribution: Circumglobal: In tropical to subtropical waters; except the eastern Pacific (Ref. 33390). Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to South Africa, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Madeira, and the Canary Islands. Western Atlantic: Canada and Bermuda to Argentina (Ref. 7251). Indian Ocean: along the coast of East Africa, Madagascar, southern Oman, southwest India, the Malay Peninsula, and Western Australia (Ref. 11441). Southwest Pacific: Australia except the Northern Territory, and New Zealand (Ref. 11441). Absent from eastern Pacific and northwest Pacific. Barely entering the Western Central Pacific region. Records from the Northern Territory, Australia and from Indonesia appear to be erroneous (Ref. 9860). Occurrence in Taiwan (Ref. 5193) and Hawaii (Ref. 4517) need verification.
Additional data: -
Source database: FishBase, Jan 2011
Latest taxonomic scrutiny: -
Online resource: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?ID=364
CoL taxon LSID: urn:lsid:catalogueoflife.org:taxon:d132f006-2dc5-11e0-98c6-2ce70255a436:col20110201