Carangoides plagiotaenia   Bleeker,  1857 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: Max length 50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length 30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Color: Body bluish above, silvery below, with five or more or less obsolete broad blackish cross bars; minute spot on operculum. Dorsal and anal fins yellowish.

Body oblong and strongly compressed; nape somewhat elevated. Eye diameter 3.0 to 3.5 times in head length, equal to or slightly less than pointed snout. Upper jaw (maxilla) extending to or somewhat beyond front margin of eye. Teeth villiform, in bands in jaws. Two dorsal fins; first dorsal fin with 1 procumbent spine (partially embedded in skin) and 8 normal spines; second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 22 to 24 soft rays. Anal fin with 2 detached spines, followed by 1 spine and 18 to 20 soft rays; anterior rays of soft dorsal and anal fins not elevated into a lobe, at most an indication of it in adults. Pectoral fins falcate. Scales minute and inconspicuous; breast scaly. Lateral line evenly arched, becoming straight below 20th soft dorsal ray; with 14 to 15 feeble scutes.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Carangoides plagiotaenia Bleeker, 1857
Caranx compressus Day, 1870
Carangoides plagiotaenia Bleeker, 1857
(Senior synonym)
Caranx brevicarinatus Klunzinger, 1871
(Junior synonym)
Caranx compressus Day, 1871
(Junior synonym)
Caranx plagiotaenia (Bleeker, 1857)
(Senior synonym)
Caranx vomerinus Playfair, 1867
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Barcheek Trevally (English)
• Oblique Banded Trevally (English)
• Kuluvel
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, gamefish)

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic crustaceans, fishes


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Andaman Sea INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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