Caranx celetus   Smith,  1968 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body bright yellow above, silvery below, with scattered black spots on back, more with age. First dorsal fin dusky; leading edge of falcate lobe of second dorsal fin black, the rest bright yellow; anal fin bright yellow; pectoral and pelvic fins yellowish.

Body oblong and compressed, its depth 2.7 to 3.4 times in standard length; dorsal profile more convex than ventral which is nearly straight till anal fin. Upper jaw (maxilla) reaching just to vertical from center of eye. Upper jaw with an outer row of moderate to strong conical teeth and an inner band of villiform teeth; lower jaw with a single row of moderate to strong conical teeth. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with 1 procumbent (forward pointing) spine (partially embedded in skin) and 8 normal spines; second dorsal fin with 1 spine 21 to 23 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 detached spines, followed by 1 spine and 18 or 19 soft rays; soft dorsal and anal fins with moderate anterior falcate lobes. Pectoral fins falcate. Scales conspicuous; breast naked ventrally with a short scaly patch in front of pelvic fins. Lateral line anteriorly with a strong and regular arch, joins lateral line straight under 5th to 6th soft dorsal ray, straight part 1.2 to 1.4 times in length of curved part; with 33 to 36 strong scutes.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx jarra Day (nec Valenciennes) 1876
Caranx celetus Smith 1968

Common Name (s)
• Green Back Trevally (English)
• Jarra Dendree Parah (Telugu)
• Korandilli (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sreenivasan, PV (1974) On two new records of carangid fishes from Indian seas Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Council of Agricultural Research 21 (1) 20-28 Available at -

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