Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862)

Edwards, A. J., Gill, A. C. & Abohweyere, P. O., 2003, A revision of F. R. Irvine’s Ghanaian marine fishes in the collections of The Natural History Museum, London, Journal of Natural History 37 (18), pp. 2213-2267: 2239

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Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862)


Selene dorsalis (Gill, 1862)  

Irvine name. Vomer setapinnis (Mitchill)   . Misidentification.

Reference material. Accra, January 1930 (Irvine 22)— BMNH 2001.5.2.18–19 (two: 68.5, 75.0 mm SL)   .

Distribution. In the eastern Atlantic recorded from Cape Verde Islands and coast of West Africa from Senegal to Namibia. Also reported from Madeira and Portugal (Quéro et al., 1990).

On average about 2100 tonnes of this species are caught in the region each year ( FAO, 2000), making it an important fishery species.