Carangoides fulvoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775)
Carangoides fulvoguttatus (Forsskål, 1775)
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Scientific Name: Carangoides fulvoguttatus

English Name: Yellowspotted trevally

Creole Name: Karang plat

French Name: Carangue pailletée

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 25-30; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 21-26.

Body subovate and compressed, becoming elongate-ovate and slightly subcylindrical with age. Profile of head and nape slightly angular becoming steeper with age. Jaws with 
bands of villiform teeth. Naked area on chest extends past pelvic origin and may or may not be separated from the pectoral fin base by a band of scales. Curved lateral 
line gently to moderately arched.

Colour: A bluish-green trevally becoming silver below, with many small gold or yellow spots on the upper two thirds of the body. Juveniles are uniformly silvery-grey, 
with a few golden spots. Large adults often with 2 to 5 large black spots in mid-lateral row on rear part of body. Numerous black spots may occur on the chest. 
(Note: all the aforementioned markings may be indistinct on some specimens). Dusky yellow soft dorsal, anal, pectoral and caudal fins, anterior anal-fin rays white, 
and white pelvic fins.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 120cm FL. Commonly 90cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits coastal waters near rocky and coral reefs, also inhabits seagrass beds. Occasionally found over offshore banks (depth to 100m). Found singly or in small to large 
schools. Feed on invertebrates (including portunid crabs, shrimp, stomatopods and squid) and fishes.

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 often abundant component of the catch. 
It is an economically important species. Carangidae typically make up 30 to 45% of the annual artisanal catch by weight. The bulk of the carangid catch is made up of 
C. fulvoguttatus and C. gymnostethus.






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