Caranx leptolepis [Status Unaccepted]   Cuvier  1833 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service

Size: 106 mm

Color: Grey on back, yellowish below with a broad golden band from eye to base of caudal and a black spot at upper edge of gill opening. Fins pale yellowish.

Head 3.4 in standard length, 4.2 in total length. Depth of body 3.3 in standard length, 4.1 in total length. Eye with a broad posterior and a narrow anterior adipose eyelid, eye diameter 3.4 in head, equal to snout and also interorbital space. Maxillary reaching below front border of eye. A single row of fine teeth in lower jaw, teeth rudimentary on tongue; upper jaw, vomer and palatines without teeth. Lateral line with a very low arch, curved portion 1 ½ times of straight portion having 28 feeble scutes. Pectoral fin falcate, slightly longer than head.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VIII; number of spines in the second dorsal fin: I, 24; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, I, 20; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 17; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 94; gill raker count: 12+1+29.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx leptolepis Day, 1833
Caranx (Selaroides) leptolepis Weber and de Beaufort, 1931

Common Name (s)
• Bangada
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Bitra INDIA (Record: 1980)
• Lakshadweep INDIA (Record: 1980)
• INDIA (Record: 1980)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1980)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Dominant Fish Groups Occurring in Indian Coasts Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Devaraj, M and Vivekanandan, E (1999) Marine capture fisheries of India: Challenges and Opportunities Current Science Current Science Association 76(3) 314-333 Available at -

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