Carangoides coeruleopinnatus


Coastal trevally NGC
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Blue-green above, silvery grey below; small black spot above opercle; yellowish orange spots on side; dorsal, anal, and caudal fins dusky, pectoral fins pale yellow, pelvic fins pale grey.

Size:

Up to 41 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Rarely found close to shore, associated with reefs and sometimes seagrass beds, from 30 to 120 m depth.

Biology:

Generally solitary but sometimes found in small groups. Little else is known about the biology and ecology of this species.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line; also with gill nets and traps.

Similar species:

Carangoides armatus
Longfin trevally

Carangoides armatus

Carangoides armatus differs in having a second dorsal-fin lobe long, greater than head length (vs. short, less than head length in adults); gill rakers (including rudiments) on first gill arch 31–37 (vs. 21–27).

Carangoides chrysophrys
Longnose trevally

Carangoides chrysophrys

Carangoides chrysophrys differs in having the profile of head gently sloped (vs. steep); head profile just above mouth vertical (vs. steep) and soft anal-fin rays 1517 (vs. 1819).

Carangoides dinema
Shadow trevally

Carangoides dinema

Carangoides dinema differs in having brown blotches between bases of second dorsal-fin rays (vs. no markings); second dorsal-fin lobe never filamentous but long, greater than head length (vs. lobe long and filamentous in young, shortening to less than head length with age).

Carangoides hedlandensis
Bumpnose trevally

Carangoides hedlandensis

Carangoides hedlandensis differs in having a bump on head profile level with the eyes becoming more pronounced with age (vs. no bump present); second dorsal-fin lobe long, greater than head length (vs. adults >25 cm TL with second dorsal-fin lobe short, less than head length) and males >16.5 cm FL with central rays long and filamentous (vs. second dorsal-fin central rays never filamentous).

Carangoides malabaricus
Malabar trevally

Carangoides malabaricus

Carangoides malabaricus differ in having scaleless breast area long ventrally, extending to second anal-fin origin (vs. short ventrally, often extending to pectoral-fin base); scaleless breast area large, covering area above and in front of pectoral-fin base (vs. small, extending to pectoral-fin base only) and gill rakers (including rudiments) on first gill arch 32–38 (vs. 21–27).

Carangoides oblongus
Coachwhip trevally

Carangoides oblongus

Carangoides oblongus differs in having a head profile gently sloping (vs. steep); the second dorsal-fin lobe long, greater than head length (vs. short, less than head length in adults) and scaleless breast area shorter ventrally, extending to pelvic-fin origin (vs. long ventrally, extending to distinctly behind pelvic-fin origin).

Carangoides talamparoides
Imposter trevally

Carangoides talamparoides

Carangoides talamparoides differs in a scaleless breast area long ventrally, often extending to second anal-fin origin (vs. short ventrally, often extending to distinctly behind pectoral-fin base); scaleless breast area large, covering area above and in front of pectoral-fin base (vs. small, extending to pectoral-fin base only) and gill rakers (including rudiments) in first gill arch 27–31 (vs. 21–27).

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