Decapterus maruadsi   (Temmnick & Schlegel,  1843) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Mya Than Tun

Max. size: 35 cm

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30 - 36; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 25 - 30.

Synonym (s)
Caranx maruadsi Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
(Senior synonym)
Caranx scombrinus (non Valenciennes, 1846)
(Misapplied name)
Decapterus scombrinus (non Valenciennes, 1846)
(Misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Round Scad
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Marked fresh or frozen, dried and salted, used as fish bait)

Habitat:  Pelagic
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Planktonic invertebrates
Predator:  Euthynnus affinis



Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Kuo, RS and Shao, KT (1999) Species composition of fish in the coastal zones of the Tsengwen estuary, with descriptions of five new records from Taiwan Zoological Studies 38(4) 391-404 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tun, MT (2001) Marine fishes of Myanmar (pelagic and demersal) U Than Tun, Director-General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Myanmar 276 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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