longfin yellowtail

Scientific name Seriola rivoliana
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1833
IUCN category LC
Family Carangidae
Genus Seriola
Seriola rivoliana Seriola rivoliana


Seriola rivoliana, commonly known as longfin yellowtail, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    90 cm
  • Maximum size
    160 cm
  • Shape
  • Average size
    90 cm
  • Maximum size
    160 cm
  • Shape

How to recognize the longfin yellowtail ?

The longfin yellowtail measures between 90 and 160 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly argent and gris body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The longfin yellowtail is a fish living in small groups naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is carnivorous .

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


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The longfin yellowtail is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    5 - 240 m
  • Environment
    Active pelagic

Biotope presentation

The longfin yellowtail is most often found at a depth between 5m and 240m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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