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lexID: 8465 Scientific: Trachinotus rhodopus German: Stachelmakrele English: Gafftopsail pompano Category: Jacks and Pompanos Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Carangidae (Family) > Trachinotus (Genus) > rhodopus (Species) Initial determination: Gill, 1863 Occurrence: , El Salvador Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Gulf of California, Honduras, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, USA Size: up to 24.02" (61 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) Food: Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Schrimps, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2015-06-04 20:30:43
Last edit: 2015-06-04 20:30:43
Trachinotus rhodopus inhabits inshore sandy areas and clear waters around reefs and rocky areas.
This pelagic species is often observed in large schools, feeding on zooplankton near the surface.
Gafftopsail pompano also feeds on a variety of invertebrate animals and fishes.
This species is found to a depth of 30 meters.
Trachynotus rhodopus Gill, 1863
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Carangidae (Family) > Trachinotus (Genus) > Trachinotus rhodopus (Species)
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