Caranx papuensis (Alleyne & MacLeay, 1877)
Caranx papuensis (Alleyne & MacLeay, 1877)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Caranx papuensis

English Name: Brassy trevally

Creole Name: Karang lizye rouz

French Name: Carangue bronze

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 21-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 16-19.

Body oblong and moderately compressed. Dorsal profile of head smoothly rounded. Ventral profile only slightly convex. Adipose eyelid weakly developed. Upper jaw with outer 
row of strong canines widely spaced in adults, and an inner band of small villiform teeth, lower jaw with row of strong conical teeth. Breast scaleless ventrally, usually 
with a small patch of prepelvic scales.

Colour: head and body brassy to yellowish green above, silvery below. Small dark spots scattered on body above lateral line, becoming more numerous with age. Conspicuous 
pale spot on shoulder just behind just behind upper rear edge of opercle. Dorsal, anal, pectoral and pelvic fins pale to dusky yellow, anal and pelvic fins with narrow 
white distal margins. Caudal fin upper lobe dark grey, lower lobe dusky to yellow with narrow white inner margin.


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 88cm TL. Commonly 55-60cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Predominantly a lagoon and seaward reefs species (depth 1-50m). Juveniles in estuaries. Occurs singly or in schools in mid water column. Feeds primarily on fishes, but 
also squid, prawns and crabs. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the hand line and net fisheries but is an uncommon component of the catch.





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