Rainbow Runner, Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Other Names: Hawaiian Salmon, Rainbow Yellowtail, Rainbow-runner, Runner

A Rainbow Runner, Elagatis bipinnulata, on Shark Reef, Coral Sea, Australia, November 2006. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial


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Bray, D.J. 2019, Elagatis bipinnulata in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4273

Rainbow Runner, Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

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Distribution

From Shark Bay and offshore reefs of Western Australia, and Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island, Timor Sea, around the tropical north to Montague Island, New South Wales; also Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean, Middleton Reef, Elizabeth Reef, Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas.
A pelagic species, usually over reefs and sometimes offshore in near surface waters.

Feeding

Feed mostly on invertebrates, especially planktonic crustaceans, and also consume small fishes.

Fisheries

Fished for food and sport throughout most of its range.

Species Citation

Seriola bipinnulata Quoy & Gaimard 1825, Voyage Autour du Monde: 363, pl. 61(3). Type locality: Papous [Keeling Island].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Rainbow Runner, Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

References


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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37337029

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-150 m

Fishing:Game fish

Habitat:Pelagic inshore

Max Size:107 cm FL

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