Elagatis bipinnulata   (Quoy & Gaimard,  1824) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Carangidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Max. size: 180 cm TL

Weight: 46.2 kg

Color: Dark olive green or blue above, white below, 2 narrow light blue bands on sides with a yellowish band between them; fins olive or yellowish.

Upper jaw ending before the eye. Anal fin base is shorter than that of dorsal fin base. It has a 2-rayed finlet, 2 anal fin spines are detached. Dorsal and anal fins are relatively short, with small two-rayed pinnulae just behind the dorsal and anal fins. Lateral line without scutes.

Fertilization external, oviparous.


Synonym (s)
Egalatis bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
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Elagatis bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Elegatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
(Misspelling)
Elegatis bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
(Misspelling)
Elegatis bipunnulata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
(Misspelling)
Elegatus bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
(Misspelling)
Irex indicus Valenciennes, 1862
Micropteryx bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Seriola bipinnulata Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Seriolichthys bipinnulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Common Name (s)
• Rainbow Runner (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Good food fish and a valued game fish. Marketed fresh and salted or dried also frozen and used for sashimi.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Invertebrates and small fishes

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 12.53) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• MYANMAR
• SOUTH AFRICA
• SRI LANKA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 13.75) (Long: 94.25) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 92.16) INDIA

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