Caranx compressus [Status Unaccepted]   Day  1871 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 355 mm

Color: Bluish grey above, becoming silvery white below; margin of opercle and preopercle dark. Fins pale yellowish.

Head 3.6 in standard length, 4.5 in total length. Depth of body 3.3 in standard length, 4.1 in total length. Eye diameter 4 in head, 1.3 in snout and about 1.2 in interorbital space. Maxillary extending behind a level from the front border of eye. Lower jaw slightly projecting beyond the upper. Teeth small, in narrow bands in jaws; teeth present on vomer, palatines and tongue. Breast completely scaly except median line. Anterior part of lateral line slightly arched, about twice longer than posterior straight part commencing below middle of soft dorsal fin and having 14 scutes posteriorly. Anterior rays of soft dorsal fin and anal fin slightly produced. Pectoral fin falcate, about 1 ½ length of head.
Number of spines in the first dorsal fin: VIII; number of spines in the second dorsal fin: I, 24; number of spines and rays in the anal fin: II, I, 19; number of rays in the pectoral fin: ii, 19; number of spines and rays in the ventral fin: I, 5; number of scale rows along the lateral line: 145; gill raker count: 5+1+27.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Caranx compressus Day, 1870
Caranx (Carangoides) compressus Weber and de Beaufort, 1931

Common Name (s)
• Kuluvel
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 12.5) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Red Sea
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
  • Jones, S and Kumaran, M (1980) Fishes of the Laccadive Archipelago The Nature Conservation and Aquatic Sciences Service, Trivandrum, Kerala 760 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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