Samson fish

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Samson fish
Coryphaenea hippurus.gif
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Seriola
S. hippos
Binomial name
Seriola hippos
Günther, 1876

The samson fish (Seriola hippos) is a jack of the genus Seriola. It is found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans to eastern Northland in New Zealand. Its length is between 80 and 150 cm.


  • Fisheries Western Australia - Samson Fish Fact Sheet
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Seriola hippos" in FishBase. March 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8