Seriolina nigrofasciata   Ruppell,  1829 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Body dusky olive brown above, silvery grey below. Young ones with 5-7 dark oblique bands on the body, more prominent dorsally; fins brown, lobe tips of anal and second dorsal white.

Body elongate, sub-cylindrical and shallow; head profile steep in front of eye, becoming convex above eyes. Eye diameter about 4 times in head length (smaller in adults), about equal to snout length. Upper jaw narrow rounded at end, terminates below before the posterior margin of the eye. Teeth in villiform bands in jaws. Gill rakers not normal, reduced to small knobs, 5 knobs on lower arm of first arch. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with 1 procumbent spine (not always visible) and 5 to 7 normal spines; second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 31 to 34 soft rays. Anal fin base about half length of dorsal fin base. Anal fin with 2 detached spines, followed by 1 spine and about 16 soft rays. Pectoral fins shorter than length of head, not falcate. Scales small, breast scaled. Lateral line straight except for slight elevation above pectoral fin; no scutes in adults.

Synonym (s)
Nomeus nigrofasciatus Ruppell, 1829
(Senior Synonym)
Seriola intermedia Temminck and Schlegel, 1845
(Junior Synonym)
Seriola nigrofasciata (Ruppell, 1829)
(Senior Synonym)
Seriolina nigrofasciatus (Ruppell, 1829)
(Senior Synonym)
Nomeus nigrofasciatus Ruppell, 1828
Seriola nigrofasciata Day, 1876
Zonichthys nigrofasciata (Ruppell, 1829)

Common Name (s)
• Banded Trevally (English)
• Black Banded Trevally (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; one of the finest eating fishes of the tropics; Marketed fresh and dried salted)

Habitat:  Benthic, Reef Associated, Coastal
Prey:  demersal fish, cephalopods, and shrimp


• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 35-100 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 35-100 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam 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

Literature Source(s)
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