Selar kalla   (Cuvier)  (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Over 25 cm in total length.

Color: Greenish brown on back and sides, lighter below, opercle with black spot.

Highest breadth 3 to 3.5 in total length. Eyes with adipose lid. Ventral profile of body more convex than dorsal. Vertically banded above the lateral line.

Synonym (s)
Caranx kalla Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1833
Caranx kalla Day, 1878
Selar kalla Ogilby, 1915

Common Name (s)
• Golden Scad (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Off South West Coast INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1968) (Depth: 10-75 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Bal, DV and Rao, KV (1984) Marine fisheries Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited 470 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Silas, EG (1969) Part-1 Exploratory otter trawling surveys by R.V. Varuna and other vessels operating in association with her from the continental shelf edge and the upper continental slope off the south-west coast of India Exploratory fishing by R.V. Varuna Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 12 7-51 Available at -
  • (1977) Annex II. - Illustrations of fish according to habitat Available at -

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