Carangoides oblongus   (Cuvier,  1833) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 46.0 cm TL.

Color: Body and head golden yellow, with faint dark cross bands. Fins mainly yellow, with some dusky patches on dorsal and anal fins.

Body oblong and compressed, the dorsal and ventral profiles almost equally convex. Upper jaw (maxilla) reaching nearly to middle of eye. Small villiform teeth in bands in both jaws, widest anteriorly where some outer teeth are slightly enlarged. Gill rakers 17 to 19 on lower arm of first arch. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with 1 procumbent (forward pointing) spine (partially embedded in skin) and 8 normal spines; second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 20 to 22 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 detached spines, followed by 1 spine and 18 to 20 soft rays. Pectoral fins falcate. Scales moderate, conspicuous; breast naked ventrally and laterally in triangular area from pelvic fin origin to a point 1/2 to 3/4 distance of pectoral fin base. Lateral line anteriorly with a regular and moderate arch, joins lateral line straight under 7th to 8th soft dorsal ray; 37 to 45 strong scutes, mainly on caudal peduncle.

Synonym (s)
Carangichthys oblongus (Cuvier, 1833)
(Senior synonym)
Carangoides oblongus (Cuvier, 1833)
(Senior synonym)
Caranx auriga De Vis, 1884
(Junior synonym)
Caranx gracilis (Ogilby, 1915)
(Junior synonym)
Caranx oblongus Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1833
(Senior synonym)
Caranx tanakai Wakiya, 1924
(Junior synonym)
Citula gracilis Ogilby, 1915
(Junior synonym)
Carangichthys oblongus (Cuvier, 1833)
Caranx oblongus Cuvier, 1833
Carangoides oblongus Munro, 1955

Common Name (s)
• Oblong Trevelly (English)
• Oblique-banded Trevally (English)
• Coachwhip Trevally (English)
• Kat Bangada (Marathi)
• Re Thul Dah
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, gamefish)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Andaman Sea (Lat: 14.23) (Long: 93.43) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 38 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, North Reef Island INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands 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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