Caranx (Carangoides) compressus   Day  1871 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 40 cm.

Color: Bluish above, silvery below, with 5 more or less obsolete broad blackish crossbars, margin of opercle and praeopercle blackish, dorsal and caudal yellowish, anal hyaline.

Oblong, elongate, strongly compressed, back not, nape somewhat elevated, height 3.25-3.5 in total length, dorsal and ventral profile nearly equal. Head about 3.3 in total length, as long as high, rostro-frontal line ascending in a slightly convex line. Eye 3-3.5 in head, its diameter equal to or somewhat less than pointed snout. Maxillary extending to or somewhat beyond front border of eye. Mouth oblique, lower jaw strongly projecting. Teeth small, in very narrow bands in jaws also on vomer, palatines and tongue. Breast scaly. Anterior part of lateral line slightly and evenly arched, about two times longer than straight part, which commences somewhat behind middle of soft dorsal, about below 20th dorsal ray (after Day below 12th ray, but his figure agrees better with the first statement) and has 12-13 small scutes forming a carina only on caudal peduncle. Third dorsal spine 3-4 in height of body, equal to or somewhat lower than acute anterior part of soft dorsal, the anterior rays of which are much more prominent than the following part of the fin, soft anal of similar structure but slightly lower. Both fins with a low scaly sheath. Pectorals falcate, 1/4 longer than head, ventrals about 2.5 in head, caudal forked.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx ferdau Ruppell 1828
Caranx ferdau Cuvier and Valenciennes 1833
Caranx ferdau Gunther 1860
Caranx compressus Day 1870
Caranx brevicarinatus Klunzinger 1871
Caranx compressus Day 1888
Caranx campressus Macleay 1884
Caranx (Carangoides) compressus Klunzinger 1884
Caranx (Carangoides) ferdau Wakiya 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman 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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