Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Lichia
Family: Carangidae (Fish/Osteichthyes)
Taxon : Fish
Group : Animal

SPECIES
amia
NOTES

An elongated piscivorous fish which can reach about 1 m in length. Juveniles are usually found in estuaries where they feed on other fish or shrimps and they can swallow prey 70% of their own length. A popular sport fish which is caught on live bait or lures.


AUTHORITY
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Adults are blue-grey or greenish above and silvery below with dark fins while juveniles are yellowish with 6-7 black bars on the flanks
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Garrick
Leervis
Pampano
Habitat
NOTES: A marine fish which is sometimes caught in the river
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
Food
A palatable fish
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Caesiomorus amia
Campogramma vadigo
Caranx amia
Centronotus vadigo
Hypacantus amia
Hypachantus amia
Porthmeus argenteus
Scomber amia
Scomber flexuosus



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