lookdown

Scientific name Selene vomer
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Carangidae
Genus Selene
Selene vomer Selene vomer

Introduction

Selene vomer, commonly known as lookdown, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    48.3 cm
  • Average size
    35 cm
  • Maximum size
    48.3 cm

How to recognize the lookdown ?

The lookdown measures between 35 and 48.3 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The lookdown is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is carnivorous .

Although the lookdown is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu

The lookdown is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    12 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 53 m

Biotope presentation

The lookdown is most often found at a depth between 1m and 53m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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Bibliographic references

Broadband and polarization reflectors in the lookdown, Selene vomerShulei Zhao , Parrish Clawson Brady , Meng Gao , Robert Ian Etheredge , George W. Kattawar and Molly E. Cummings - Shulei Zhao - Parrish Clawson Brady - Meng Gao - Robert Ian Etheredge - George W. Kattawar - Molly E. Cummings - Journal of the Royal Society - 2015.

Morphological discrimination in juveniles of two Selene Species (Teleostei: Carangidae) using truss net distances - Lima Filho José de Melo - Lessa Rosângela - Stosic Borko - Duarte Neto Paulo José - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - 2006.

Atlantic moonfishes: independent pathways of karyotypic and morphological differentiation - Uedson Pereira Jacobina - Marcelo Ricardo Vicari - Pablo Ariel Martinez - Marcelo de Bello Cioffi - Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo - Wagner Franco Molina - Springer Nature - 2012.

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