Carangoides coeruleopinnatus   (Ruppell,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Color: body bluish white above and silvery below in fresh condition; six vertical dark bands present in young, but fades with age; tips of dorsal, anal and caudal lobes dusky; pectorals pale; pelvics dusky in juveniles, pale in adults; a black opercular spot present.

Body strongly compressed, ovate in young becoming sub-ovate in adults; caudal peduncle wider tiian high; head higher than long in young and about equal in adults; eye situated in middle of head, more or less equal to blunt snout with a narrow rim of eyelid; inter-orbital less than eye in young but equal in adults; cleft of mouth oblique and well below eye level; lower jaw prominent; maxillary reaches below more than half of pupil; villiform teeth in bands in both the jaws outer row being somewhat enlarged; tongue, vomer and palatines toothed; operculum entire; pectorals strongly falcate; pelvics short reaching vent; dorsal spines weak, normally third spine longest; second dorsal and anal with produced rays anteriorly, comprsing of 5-6 rays in former and 4-5 rays in latter, more so in young; both fins with basal scaly sheath; second dorsal base conspicuously longer than anal base; caudal deeply forked with equal lobes; scales on body minute; brc;ast scaleless ventrally and also laterally in a triangular area from inner pelvic ray to base of pectoral; head naked except for scales on cheek and on post-orbital area; longer, anterior curved part of lateral line moderately arched to meet short straight part below 14th to 15th dorsal ray; straight part with feebly developed scutes except a few scales anteriorly and posteriorly; gillrakers long and stout, twice longer than largest scutes.

Synonym (s)
Citula diversa Whitley, 1940
Citula coeruleopinnata (Ruppell, 1830)
Caranx uii Wakiya, 1924
Caranx formosanus Jordan & Snyder, 1908
Caranx coeruleopinnatus Ruppell, 1830
Carangoides uii (Wakiya, 1924)
Carangoides caeruleopinnatus (Ruppell, 1830)
Carangoides altissimus Jordan & Seale, 1905

Common Name (s)
• Coastal Trevally (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Shameem, A and Dutt, S (1986) Fishes of the family carangidae from Visakhaptnam: List if species and new records from the Indian seas Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 28(1&2) 159-162 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Varghese, M; Manisseri, MK; Ramamurthy, N; Geetha, PM; Thomas, VJ and Gandhi, A (2011) Coral reef fishes of Gulf of Mannar, S.E of India Fishing Chimes CMFRI 31(1) 38-40 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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