Carangoides talamparoides   Bleeker,  1852 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max length: 28.0 cm FL

Color: Generally silvery, bluish-grey above, silvery white below; opercle with a small black spot on upper margin.

Depth 7.5 -8.3, head 4.0 -4.25 in SL; eye 6.0- 6.4 in head. Body strongly compressed, almost ovate; dorsal profile of head strongly elevated to nape, almost straight in profile. Two separate dorsal fins, the first with 8 spines, the second with 1 spine and 20-23 soft rays; anal fin with 2 detached spines followed by 1 spine and 17-19 soft rays; lobe of second dorsal fin shorter than head length. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind pelvic fins, often to origin of second anal fin; laterally naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin, including small area anteriorly just above pectoral-fin base. Vertebrae 10+14.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx talamparoides (Bleeker, 1852)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Imposter Trevally (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Nekton


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Hut Bay INDIA (Record: 24/10/1991)

Literature Source(s)
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