Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley, 1934)
Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley, 1934)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Carangoides hedlandensis

English Name: Bumpnose trevally

Creole Name: Karang kwakwak

French Name: Carangue nez bossu

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 20-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 16-18.
Body strongly compressed and deep with an extremely steep head profile that bears a noticeable bump just in front of the large eyes. Bands of villiform teeth on both jaws 
widen anteriorly. Breast naked ventrally to behind origin of pelvic fins; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to base of pectoral fins. Lateral line with 
anterior, moderate regular arch. Lobe of second dorsal fin elongate and filamentous. Adult males have 3-8 filamentous rays in the middle of the dorsal and anal fins. Pectoral
fins are long and falcate. The caudal fin is deeply forked.
Colour: greenish-blue shading to silvery grey ventrally. A blackish blotch on the upper margin of opercle. Spinous dorsal fin, elongated dorsal-fin rays blackish. 
Filamentous lobe of anal fin either blackish or pale brownish, elongated rays pale brownish. Caudal fin yellowish with dark edge.   


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 32.0 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Adults inhabit coastal waters of the continental shelf to 40m depth. The spawning, fecundity, maturity and other life history traits for this species are poorly understood.

Fishery Status:

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





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