Carangoides malabaricus


Malabar trevally NGS
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Blue-grey above, silvery white below; opercular spot dusky; tongue greyish brown. Caudal, soft dorsal and anal fins greenish yellow to dusky.

Size:

Up to 28 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Adults found on coral and rocky reefs, from 20 to 140 m depth. Juveniles from in shallow sandy bays. Can also tolerate turbid waters.

Biology:

Feeds on crustaceans, small squids and fishes.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line, bottom trawls, gill nets and traps.

Similar species:

Carangoides armatus
Longfin trevally

Carangoides armatus

Carangoides armatus differs in having the second dorsal-fin lobe long, greater than head length (vs. short, less than head length); second dorsal-fin central rays filamentous in males >21 cm FL (vs. never filamentous); scaleless breast area short ventrally, extending to pectoral-fin base (vs. long ventrally, extending to second anal-fin origin) and scaleless breast area small, extending to pectoral-fin base only (vs. large, covering area above and in front of pectoral-fin base).

Carangoides chrysophrys
Longnose trevally

Carangoides chrysophrys

Carangoides chrysophrys differs in having the head profile just above mouth vertical (vs. gently sloping); scaleless breast area short ventrally, often extending to behind pelvic fins (vs. long ventrally, extending to second anal-fin origin) and gill rakers (including rudiments) on first gill arch 21–26 (vs. 32–38).

Carangoides coeruleopinnatus
Coastal trevally

Carangoides coeruleopinnatus

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

Carangoides dinema
Shadow trevally

Carangoides dinema

Carangoides dinema differs in having brown blotches between bases of second dorsal-fin rays (vs. no markings); straight part of lateral line slightly shorter than curved part (vs. much shorter) and scaleless breast area short ventrally, extending to pelvic-fin origin (vs. long ventrally, often extending to second anal-fin origin).

Carangoides hedlandensis
Bumpnose trevally

Carangoides hedlandensis

Carangoides hedlandensis differs in having a second dorsal-fin lobe short, less than head length (vs. long, greater than head length); second dorsal-fin central rays long and filamentous in males >16.5 cm FL (vs. never filamentous); scaleless breast area shorter ventrally, often extending to pelvic-fin origin (vs. long ventrally, extending to second anal-fin origin) and scaleless breast area large, extending to area above and in front of pectoral-fin base (vs. small, extending to pectoral-fin base only).

Carangoides oblongus
Coachwhip trevally

Carangoides oblongus

Carangoides oblongus differs in having second dorsal-fin lobe longer than head (vs. shorter than head) and blue/black blotches between bases of second dorsal-fin rays (vs. no markings).

Carangoides talamparoides
Imposter trevally

Carangoides talamparoides

Carangoides talamparoides differs in having the tongue white to pale grey (vs. greyish brown to brown) and gill rakers (including rudiments) on first gill arch 27–31 (vs. 32–38).

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