• EnglishName: Barcheek trevally
  • Local Name : Thimara handhi
  • Size : Max. 42 cm
  • Family: Order : Specimen
  • Distinctive Characters: First dorsal fin with 8 spines, second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 22-24 rays. Anal fin with 2 detached spines, followed by 1 spine and 18-20 rays. Gill rakers on first gill arch including the rudiments, 27-40. Breast completely scaled. Adults with lower jaw somewhat enlarged and projecting beyond upper jaw. Posterior part of lateral line with 11-18 relatively small scutes.
    Colour: Silvery; grayish above, paler below. Posterior margin of preopercle black in adults. Leading edge of pelvic fin and distal margin of anal fin with a narrow white border.
  • Habitat and Biology: Prefers outer reef areas. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific.
  • Remarks: Many of the trevallies or jacks are rather difficult to tell apart, but Carangoides plagiotaenia is quite distinctive with its rather elongate shape and the black cheek bar.
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