The Leerfish lives in the pelagic-neritic, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

leerfishLeerfish are found in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea. The Scientific name is "Lichia amia". Leerfish is just one of many common names this fish goes by. Others include Akya, Garrick and Leervis. Leerfish are members of the Jack family. More

Leerfish Fish Species Information Scientific Fish Name: Lichia amia Other Fish Species Names: Regions Fished: Eastern Atlantic: southern Bay of Biscay to South Africa, including the Mediterranean. More

for leerfish - the results should be great as they hook themselves on a circle hook and you will loose very few if any! Here are some suggested retrieve speeds for various species: Leerfish - medium to very fast, many have been caught on a medium More

Leerfish are members of the Jack family. Brown above, silvery white below lateral line; lobes of dorsal and anal fins black distally. Young with brownish black bands on sides. More

The Garrick or Leerfish is found along the entire SouthAfrican coastline and is one of the most effective predators in the Surf zone. More

The leerfish is seasonally migratory, some populations moving south to the Cape in summer and north to Natal in winter, possibly following the sardine run which occurs at the same time. More

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Common names

Achoum in Arabic (‫العربية)
Achoum in Arabic, Hassaniya
Adjanaron in Fon
Adjanaron in Fon GBE
Akya baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Akya balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Ala in Unknown
Alice mezzana in Italian (Italiano)
Alice rigata in Italian (Italiano)
Aliciastra in Italian (Italiano)
Aluzzo in Italian (Italiano)
Amia in Polish (polski)
Amit in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Arciola in Italian (Italiano)
Arian in Hebrew (‫עברית)
Bilizma in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Bilizma bjelica in Serbian (српски језик)
Bilizma lica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Bitnica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Bjelica lica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Cagnola in Italian (Italiano)
Camochilo in Portuguese (Português)
Caranga in French (français)
Cavagnola in Italian (Italiano)
Cerviola in Italian (Italiano)
Cervjola in Maltese (Malti)
Chambé in Portuguese (Português)
Chambré in Portuguese (Português)
Çiplak baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Cirviola in Italian (Italiano)
Cirviola 'mperiali in Italian (Italiano)
Çıplak balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Colombeta in Portuguese (Português)
Colombete in Portuguese (Português)
Colomida in Spanish (español)
Crhelan in Arabic (‫العربية)
Croupnaya likhia in Russian (русский язык)
Dooloo dooloo in Wolof (Wollof)
Dull dull in Wolof (Wollof)
Erian in Arabic (‫العربية)
Fausse palomète in French (français)
Gabelmakrele in German (Deutsch)
Gaiola in Italian (Italiano)
Garrick in English
Gibbiola in Italian (Italiano)
Gibiola in Italian (Italiano)
Grande liche in French (français)
Große gabelmakrele in German (Deutsch)
Iskender baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Kombléi in Unknown
Leccia in Italian (Italiano)
Leccia amica in Italian (Italiano)
Leccie in Italian (Italiano)
leer fish in English
Leerfish in English
Leervis in Afrikaans
Leervis in Dutch (Nederlands)
Leka baligi in Turkish (Türkçe)
Leka balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Lezza in Italian (Italiano)
Lica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lica in Serbian (српски језик)
Lica in Slovene
Lica bijelica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lich né-bé in French (français)
Liche in French (français)
Liche amie in French (français)
Licheamie in French (français)
Lichia in German (Deutsch)
Lichié amie in French (français)
Lichio in French (français)
Likhija in Bulgarian (български език)
Likhiya in Russian (русский язык)
Lissa in Italian (Italiano)
Litcha in French (français)
Litsa in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Litsa in Greek, Modern (1453)
Lizza in Italian (Italiano)
Lizza bastarda in Italian (Italiano)
Lojba in Albanian (Shqip)
Louviafi in Vili
Lujpa in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lupina in Italian (Italiano)
Obiknovennaya lichia in Russian (русский язык)
Ombrina leccia in Italian (Italiano)
Ouarangal in Wolof (Wollof)
Palmeta in Portuguese (Português)
Palombela in Portuguese (Português)
Palombeta in Creole, Portuguese
Palombeta in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Palombeta in Portuguese (Português)
Palometón in Spanish (español)
Palomida in Catalan (Català)
Palomida in Spanish (español)
Palompeta in Portuguese (Português)
pampano in English
Pastirica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pelumbeta in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce stella in Italian (Italiano)
Ricciola in Italian (Italiano)
Scifaiola in Italian (Italiano)
Serena in Italian (Italiano)
Serra in Arabic (‫العربية)
Serra in Maltese (Malti)
Serra in Spanish (español)
Serra hoxna in Maltese (Malti)
Serrenia in Italian (Italiano)
Serretta in Italian (Italiano)
Serviola in Spanish (español)
Sirra in Maltese (Malti)
Sirviola in Italian (Italiano)
Sorell de peña in Spanish (español)
Stachelmakrele in German (Deutsch)
Stillotta in Italian (Italiano)
Stor gaffelmakrel in Danish (dansk)
Strelia in Arabic (‫العربية)
Strijela bjelica in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Tarkho˚n Ghazâl in Arabic (‫العربية)
Tarkhoûn Ghazâl in Arabic (‫العربية)
Walaas in Wolof (Wollof)
War angol in Wolof (Wollof)
Warangal in Wolof (Wollof)
Xaréu palmeta in Portuguese (Português)
Yèr bélö in Wolof (Wollof)
Yéro bello in Wolof (Wollof)
Yeur béleu in Wolof (Wollof)
Λέτσα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Λίτσα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Λίτσα in Greek, Modern (1453)
Ταινιολίτσα in Greek (Ελληνικά)
ﺎﻴﻟﺮﺘﺳﺇ in Arabic (‫العربية)
波線鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
波线鲹 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Lichia
Species : Lichia amia
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758