Carangoides coeruleopinnatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Carangoides coeruleopinnatus (Rüppell, 1830)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Carangoides coeruleopinnatus

English Name: Coastal trevally

Creole Name: Karang ferblan

French Name: Carangue côtière

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 8-9; Dorsal rays: 20-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 16-20.

Body strongly compressed, almost ovate. Dorsal profile of body more strongly convex than ventral. Jaws with bands of villiform teeth, the bands widest anteriorly. Lobe of 
second dorsal fin filamentous in young, becoming shorter with age. Breast scaleless ventrally to distinctly behind origin of pelvic fins and extends laterally to base of 
pectoral fin. Lateral line with a moderately regular anterior arch.

Colour. Body bluish green above and silvery grey below. Numerous small yellow spots on the upper flanks becoming fewer laterally. Small black blotch on upper margin of 
opercle. Sometimes with 5 diffuse dark bars on flanks. Second dorsal, anal and caudal fins dusky, the latter sometimes yellowish. Pectoral fins pale yellow. Pelvic fins 
hyaline to pale grey.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 41cm TL. Commonly 30cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Commonly found over deeper coastal reefs, seagrass beds, and coral reefs (depth 1-60m), but are rarely close to shore. Solitary or in small groups. A rather sluggish fish, 
as compared to other Carangoid species.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line fishery where it is an uncommon and relatively scarce component of the catch.





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