Carangoides praeustus


Brownback trevally GSA
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Blue-grey above, silver white below; no opercular spot; 2nd dorsal fin with a distinct black lobe anteriorly; caudal fin pale yellow; other fins whitish.

Size:

Up to 22 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Adults found in coastal waters and sometimes over coastal reefs. Juveniles sometimes found in estuaries.

Biology:

Little is know about the biology and ecology of this species.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line and bottom trawls.

Similar species:

Carangoides bajad
Orangespotted trevally

Carangoides bajad

Carangoides bajad differs in having the second dorsal-fin lobe without black markings (vs. a black blotch on lobe with white tip); numerous orange-yellow spots on body (vs. body without spots) and a vomerine tooth patch with posterior medial extension (vs. without posterior medial extension).

Carangoides plagiotaenia
Barcheek trevally

Carangoides plagiotaenia

Carangoides plagiotaenia differs in having the second dorsal-fin dusky, without black markings (vs. a black blotch on lobe with white tip) and a vomerine tooth patch without posterior medial extension (vs. with posterior medial extension).

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