Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier, 1833)
Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier, 1833)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Carangoides chrysophrys

English Name: Longnose trevally

Creole Name: Karang Manik

French Name: Carangue tapir

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 18-20; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 14-17.

Body is compressed and oval shaped, with a smoothly curved dorsal profile. The profile of the snout is gently sloped. The jaws are set with fine, villiform teeth. Breast 
is scaleless to behind pelvic origin and laterally to pectoral base. Long falcate pectoral fins that extend to the straight part of the lateral line. Soft dorsal lobe 
falcate in young with anterior rays extended into filaments which shorten with age. First 2 anal spines detached. Caudal fin is deeply forked.

Overall colour is silvery with a somewhat darker green grey upper surface and white underside with yellowish-green reflections below. Black spot on the upper margin of 
the opercle.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 77 cm FL. Commonly 65 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Adults are pelagic on deeper coastal reefs (depth 30-90m, usually 30-60m), while juveniles usually inhabit inshore areas, including estuaries. Feeds on small demersal 
fishes and epibenthic crustaceans.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line fishery where it is a regular and sometimes relatively numerous component 
of the catch.


Differs from several similar species by a combination of characters including the scalation of the breast (naked area of breast does not extend above the pectoral fin), 
the number of gill rakers (21-24) and fin ray counts (dorsal 19-20, anal 15-16).


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