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

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Size: 34 cm.

Color: Brownish-Grey above, silvery below on opercular spot, dorsal with an obscure margin, as also the caudal lobes, fins otherwise hyaline.

Oblong, compressed, dorsal profile convex from snout to caudal peduncle, ventral profile slightly oblique from chin to anal, thence ascending to caudal peduncles, which is rather robust, quadrangular and slightly less than diameter of eye at its root, height about 2.6 in length. Head 3.5-3.6 in length, slightly higher than long, its occiput elevated, the rostro-occipital profile ascending in a slightly convex trenchant line. Eye 3.5-4 in head, situated, somewhat obliquely, for its major part in anterior half of head, approximate to frontal profile, in adult a little shorter than blunt snout and interorbital space, the adipose eyelid forming a narrow rim, broadest above antero-superior angle, praeorbital posteriorly much lower than diameter of eye. Mouth slightly oblique, jaws about equal, the upper strongly protractile, maxillary with broad truncated hind border reaching below anterior part of eye. Nineteen gillrakers on lower part of first arch, finely tuberculated, the longest about the size of pupil, decreasing ventrally till about one fifth than length. Teeth in jaws in villiform bands, broadest anteriorly, some of the outer irregularly enlarged, conical but no canines, small teeth in a patch on vomer, in a band on palatines and tongue. Scales small, wanting on base of pectorals and on breast, the triangular naked area reaching behind ventrals. Cheeks, temporal region, upper part of operculum scaly, head and a median area reaching to dorsal spine, otherwise naked. Anterior part of lateral line moderately arched, becoming straight below about eighth dorsal ray, the straight portion slightly longer than the curved, with 36 to 40 armed scutes, gradually increasing in size, broadest below posterior dorsal rays and equaling 1/9 or 1/10 of height of body. Dorsal spines in a groove, slender, about 3 1/2 times in height of body. The seven anterior dorsal rays forming a falciform lobe, the second produced into a filament, reaching to caudal or on its upper lobe. The six anterior anal rays forming a falciform lobe, much lower than height of body. Caudal broadly forked, the upper lobe the longest. Pectorals rounded, falciform, much longer than head, ventrals originating behind pectorals, about twice shorter than head.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx oblongus Cuvier and Valenciennes 1833
Caranx oblongus Bleeker 1845
Caranx oblongus Cantor 1850
Carangoides oblongus Bleeker 1852
Caranx oblongus Gunther 1860
Caranx oblongus Day 1870
Caranx oblongus Peters 1876
Caranx oblongus Day 1888
Caranx auriga De Vis 1884
Carangoides oblongus Fowler 1904
Carangoides oblongus Fowler 1905
Caranx oblongus Jordan and Seale 1906
Caranx oblongus Bean and Weed 1912
Citula gracilis Ogilby 1915
Citula oblonga Ogilby
Caranx (Citula) oblongus Wakiya 1924
Caranx oblongus McCulloch 1926
Carangoides oblongus 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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