Caranx (Selar) crumenophthalmus   Bloch  1793 (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 30 cm.

Color: Bluish silvery above, lighter below, opercular spot very faint or even wanting.

Elongated, dorsal and ventral profile about equal convex. Height 3.3-3.8, 4.25-4.75 in length with caudal, head 3-3.25, 3.75 to nearly 4 in length with caudal. Profile of head nearly straight. Eye thrice or somewhat more or less in head, with a broad posterior and a narrower anterior adipose eyelid, its diameter equal to pointed snout or nearly so and more than inter orbital space. Maxillary reaching to below front border or nearly to below centre of eye. Lower jaw the longer. The fine teeth in the jaws in a single series, the anterior in the upper jaw may be in 2 or 3 series, forming a narrow band, teeth weaker on vomer, in a narrow band on palatines and along middle of tongue. Upper part of posterior border of operculum with an incision. Scaly also on cheeks. Lateral line scarcely curved, the shielded part commences below eighth or tenth dorsal ray, but the keeled scutes begin about under the middle of the second dorsal and count 33 to 38, according to age, height of largest scutes about thrice their length. Dorsal spine moderate, the third and fourth the longest, about twice in length of head, higher than soft dorsal, which has no detached finlets and equals the somewhat shorter anal, both fins with a low scaly sheath. Pectorals falcate, about 1.25 in head. Ventrals small, barely reaching vent. Caudal small, rather deeply forked. A deep longitudinal furrow at the junction of the shoulder girdle with the isthmus. Gillrakers 23-27 on lower part of anterior arch.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Scomber crumenophthalmus Bloch 1793
Scomber plumieri Bloch 1801
Scomber balantiophthalmus Bloch 1801
Caranx daubentonii Lacepede 1802
Caranx crumenophthalmus Lacepede 1802
Caranx mauritianus Quoy and Gaimard 1824
Caranx macrophthalmus Ruppell 1828
Caranx macrophthalmus Agassiz 1829
Caranx mauritianus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1833
Caranx plumieri Cuvier and Valenciennes
Caranx torvus Jenyns 1842
Selar torvus Bleeker 1851
Caranx crumenophthalmus Gunther 1860
Caranx macrophthalmus Klunzinger 1871
Caranx crumenophthalmus Gunther 1876
Trachurops mauritianus Streets 1877
Caranx crumenophthalmus Day 1888
Caranx (Selar) macrophthalmus Klunzinger 1884
Caranx crumenophthalmus Sauvage 1891
Caranx (Selar) macrophthalmus Pfeffer 1893
Caranx macrophthalmus Picaglia 1894
Caranx crumenophthalmus Jordan and Evermann 1896
Trachurops torva Jordan and Evermann 1902
Trachurops crumenophthalma Jordan and Evermann 1905
Trachurops crumenophthalmus Fowler 1905
Trachurops crumenophthalma Jordan and Seale 1907
Caranx macrophthalmus de Beaufort 1913
Caranx macrophthalmus M. Weber 1913
Selar crumenophthalmus Fowler 1919
Selar mauritianus D. St. Jordan and E. K. Jordan 1922
Trachurops mauritianus Jordan and Hubbs 1925
Trachurops mauritiana E. K. Jordan 1925
Selar mauritianus Wakiya 1924
Selar crumenophthalmus Barnard 1927
Selar crumenophthalmus Fowler 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1931)

Literature Source(s)
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1931) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 6 448 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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