Atropus atropos

Cleftbelly trevally TUP
Characteristic features:

Head and body bluish green, silvery below; pelvic fin membranes black with the rays white at the base, other fins pale. Juvenile have indistinct dark bands and opercular spots.


Up to 27 cm TL.


Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.


Shallow coastal waters including mangroves, coastal bays and reefs, from the surface to 80 m depth.


Feeds primarily on crustaceans such as shrimps, copepods crabs and also small fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by bottom trawling, traps and hook-and-line.

Similar species:

Carangoides spp.

Carangoides coeruleopinnatus
Turrum coeruleopinnatus

Carangoides spp. differ without deep groove in the middle of belly (vs. a deep groove present) and pelvic fins not conspicuously long and back (vs. long and black).

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