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The saury (Cololabis adocetus) (not to be confused with the Pacific saury, another species in the genus Cololabis) is a member of the family Scomberesocidae, or the saury family. It is widespread in the Eastern Pacific in the surface waters, typically remaining in the top 50 centimeters of the water column - although it can be found at depths of up to 1 meter.[2] It can grow to a length of about 5 centimeters.[2] The saury generally lives in waters between 5 and 12 degrees Celsius.[2] The saury is a highly migratory fish.[3]

Greater Weever - Saury - from A Tour in Scotland - Moses Griffith - Peter Mazell Cololabis adocetus.png
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Scomberesocidae
Genus: Cololabis
C. adocetus
Binomial name
Cololabis adocetus
  • Elassichthys adocetus (J.E. Böhlke, 1951)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Cololabis adoceta". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Saury (Cololabis adocetus) - Information on Saury - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  3. ^ "Cololabis adocetus summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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