Carangoides malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Carangoides malabaricus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Carangoides malabaricus

English Name: Malabar trevally

Creole Name: Manik

French Name: Carangue monique

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 20-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 17-19.

Body strongly compressed, almost ovate. Dorsal profile of head strongly elevated to nape. Both jaws with bands of small villiform teeth, anteriorly some outer teeth conical. 
Lobes of second dorsal and anal fins moderately elongated. Lateral line anteriorly with a moderate regular arch. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind pelvic fins 
often to origin of second anal fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin, including small area anteriorly just above pectoral 
fin base.

Colour: silvery with bluish-grey dorsally to silvery white ventrally. Opercle with a small black spot on upper margin. Caudal fin, soft dorsal and anal fins pale 
greenish-yellow to dusky. Juveniles often with bright yellow colouration to head.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 60cm TL. Commonly 30cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Adults occur in the continental shelf, near rocks and coral reefs (depth 20-140m). Juveniles are often occur in sandy bays. Moderately tolerant of turbid waters. Feeds on 
crustaceans, small squids and fishes. 

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the handline fishery and the gill net fishery. It is a common component of the catch.





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support of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). Rome, Food nd Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, vols 1-6: pag. var.
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2019). FishBase. (29/05/19).
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Nevill, J.E.G. (2019). Carangoides malabaricus, Malabar trevally. Seychelles Seatizens. (edited 22/06/22).

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