Atropus mentalis

Longrakered trevally ULE
Characteristic features:

Blue-green dorsally, silvery below; dark blotch on upper edge of operculum in large specimens, fins mostly dusky.


Up to 85 cm TL.


Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.


Shallow coastal waters close to reefs.


Feeds primarily on crustaceans and fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with gill nets, traps and handlines.

Similar species:

Carangoides spp.

Carangoides coeruleopinnatus
Turrum coeruleopinnatus

Carangoides differ in having gill rakers of moderate length and shape (vs. long and feather-like, and project into mouth alongside tongue) and total gill rakers on first gill arch 21–37 (vs. 54–86).

Atropus aurochs
Silvermouth trevally

Ulua aurochs

Ulua aurochs differs in having gill rakers on upper limb of first gill arch 16–21 (vs. 23–27) and tongue with central band of villiform teeth (vs. without villiform teeth).

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