Abstract / Introduction / Summary:
During ichthyofaunal surveys of from Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, a single adult specimen (534.0 mm standard length, 565.0 mm fork length) of Scomberoides commersonnianus Lacepède, 1801 was collected from southwestern Satsuma Peninsula. This species, widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical area of Indo-West Pacific Ocean, has been known only from Toyama and Miyazaki prefectures in Japan. Accordingly, the present specimen of S. commersonnianus from Kagoshima represents the third record from Japan. In addition, a skin parasite, Benedenia seriolae (Yamaguti, 1934), is reported herein from S. commersonnianus for the first time.