Alepes macrurus   (Bleeker,  1851) (Fish)
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Class: Actinopterygii

Color: Body bluish green above and paler below in fresh condition; first dorsal dark; tips of second dorsal, anal and tips of caudal lobes dusky in smaller specimens; dark patches on vertical fins extended upto base in larger specimens; pectorals and pelvics are pale; a black opercular spot present.

Body oblong, compressed, dorsal and ventral profile almost equal; head acute, longer than high; eye situated in anteripr half of head, equal to snout and with broad posterior and narrow anterior eyelid; inter-orbital niore than eye; cleft of mouth oblique; lower jaw slightly prominent; maxillary reaches eye; minute teeth in single series in both jaws; teeth present on voiner, palatines and tongue; opercular border entire; pectoral falcate, smaller than head in smallest specimens, much longer in the largest forms; pelvic less than half of head; first dorsal with weak spines, lower than second dorsal; no produced rays either in second dorsal or in anal; soft dorsal slightly higher than anal and both with well-developed basal scaly sheath; second dorsal base conspicuously larger than that of anal; caudal deeply forked with sub-equal lobes, upper lobe being longer; breast totally scaled; head naked except for few scales on cheek and on postorbital part; curved part of lateral line strongly arched, straightens below first or second ray of dorsal and half of that of straight part of lateral line; armed scutes present throughout straight part of lateral line and largest scute almost equals length of longest gillraker; shoulder girdle without any furrow at its junction with isthmus.

Synonym (s)
Selar macruius Bleeker, 1851
Caranx macrurus Gunther, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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