Trachinotus russelli   Cuvier,  1832 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 56 cm.

Color: Greenish on back, slivery or yellowish below, three to six more or less indistinct dull round patches, mostly above the lateral line, they often death, lobes of dorsal, anal and caudal blackish.

Strongly compressed, ovate, dorsal and ventral profile nearly equally convex, height 2.25-2.75 in length, head pointed, 3.5-4 in length, its length and height equal, its dorsal profile slightly convex. Eye 3.5-4 in head, about equal to snout, pointed in young, blunter with age. Cleft of mouth commences opposite middle or lower third of eye, jaw about equal, the upper reaching to below center of eye. Villi form teeth in jaws, still present in specimens of 500 mm, in a patch on vomer, in a narrow band on palatines. Scales small, more conspicuous posteriorly, present on cheeks and temporal region, lateral line nearly straight. Soft dorsal and anal rays falcate anteriorly, the first reaching about 3/4 of the length of the fin. Pectorals rounded, as long head without snout, ventrals equaling in adult postorbital part of head, rather longer in the young, they go, according to age 7 to 11 times in body and reach nearly vent in adult, surpassing it in young. Caudal deeply forked, the acute lobes produced.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Trachinotus oblongus Bleeker, 1853
Trachinotus russellii Bleeker, 1853
Trachynotus oblongus Gunther, 1860
Trachynotus coppingeri Gunther, 1884
Trachynotus oblongus Boulenger, 1887
Trachinotus russellii Jordan and Seale, 1906
Trachinotus velox Ogilby, 1908
Trachinotus oblongus Gilchrist and Thompson, 1908
Trachinotus botla Ogilby, 1803
Trachynothus russellii Barnard, 1927
Trachinotus oblongus Fowler, 1928
Trachynotus oblongus Duncker and Mohr, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean; (Fishing area 51). FAO, Rome 1 Available at -
  • Murty, VS (1969) Catalogue of fishes (excluding from the Laccadives) in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 10 1-38 Available at -

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