Coastal trevally
  • Carangoides caeruleopinnatus
  • EnglishName: Coastal trevally
  • Local Name : Vabboa handhi
  • Size : Max. 40 cm
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  • Distinctive Characters: First dorsal fin with 8 spines, second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 20-23 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines followed by 1 spine and 16-20 rays. Gill rakers on first gill arch including the rudiments, 21-25. Naked area of breast extends well beyond pelvic fins. Soft dorsal lobe filamentous in young, but shorter than the head length in adults. Colour: Silvery, somewhat darker above than below. Many small yellow spots on sides. Small black blotch on opercular margin. Edges of second dorsal and anal fin dusky.
  • Habitat and Biology: Commonly found over deeper coastal reefs, but rarely close to shore. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific.
  • Remarks: While by no means common, Carangoides caeruleopinnatus appears to be the commonest of the noticeably deep-bodied Carangoides landed at Male fish market.