Atropus atropos   (Bloch & Schneider,  1801) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 26.5 cm TL

This species is easily recognized by its long pelvic fin which fit into a groove along the midline of the belly when depressed. Scutes are present along its straight lateral line. Adult males have prolonged middle rays in the soft dorsal and anal fins. Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 17-18.

Synonym (s)
Brama atropos Bloch & Schneider, 1801
(Senior synonym)
Caranx atropus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Kuweh Trevally (English)
• Bangada (Gujarati)
• Khadwo Bangada (Gujarati)
• Kat Bangada (Marathi)
• Zhat Bangada (Marathi)
• Kunni Parah (Tamil)
• Cleftbelly Trevally
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Shrimps, copepods



Literature Source(s)
  • Ansari, ZA; Sreepada, RA; Dalal, SG; Ingole, BS and Chatterji, A (2003) Environmental influences on the trawl catches in a bay-estuarine system of Goa, west coast of India Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier 56(3-4) 503-515 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • FishPix Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at -

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