Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Scomberesocidae
Genus: Cololabis
Species: C. adocetus
Binomial name
Cololabis adocetus
Böhlke, 1951
  • Elassichthys adocetus (Böhlke, 1951)

The saury (Cololabis adocetus) (not to be confused with the Pacific saury, which is related but a different species) is a member of the family Scomberesocidae, or the saury family. It is widespread in the Eastern Pacific in the surface waters, 0-0.5 m depth; its range can go as far as 1 meter in depth.[1] It can grow to a size of about 5 cm.[1] The saury generally lives in waters between 5 and 12 degrees C.[1] The saury is a highly migratory fish.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "Saury (Cololabis adocetus) - Information on Saury - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  2. "Cololabis adocetus summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-06-12.

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