bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), man-of-war fish (Nomeus gronovii), greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili)
Français : Planche N°56 du livre "Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisation" par Georges Cuvier (Tome 8), seconde édition de 1828, représentant :
-en haut : Temnodon saltator = bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix)
-au milieu : Pasteur tacheté (Nomaeus maculatus) = man-of-war fish (Nomeus gronovii)
-en bas : Seriola dumerilii = greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili)
Date 7 May 2013, 10:12:06
The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the western North American coast. Other common names are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a popular gamefish.
The man-of-war fish (Nomeus gronovii) is a species of fish in the family Nomeidae, the driftfish. It is native to the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, where adults are generally found at depths from 200 to 1,000 m. It is notable for its ability to live within the deadly tentacles of a siphonophore, the Portuguese man o' war, upon whose tentacles and gonads it feeds.
The greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is a jack of the genus Seriola. It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian coasts. It is the largest genus in the Carangidae family, with a maximum length of 200 cm. It is a fast-swimming pelagic fish with similar habits to the kingfish. They are silver-blue with a golden side line, with a brown band crossing over the eye area.