WoRMS taxon details

Caranx melampygus Cuvier, 1833

218419  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218419)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description An occasionally schooling species which is common in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Feeds on fish (Ref. 5213). According...  
Description An occasionally schooling species which is common in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Feeds on fish (Ref. 5213). According to some authors, this species may invade shallow reefs at night to feed (Ref. 9283). Often toxic when it reaches a length of more than 50 cm (Ref. 4795). Marketed fresh and dried/salted (Ref. 9283). [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Caranx melampygus Cuvier, 1833. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218419 on 2018-11-15
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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context source (HKRMS) Tang Y.W. (1975) Sea Life Around Hong Kong v.6. Hong Kong Fish Marketing Organization, Hong Kong. [details]   

basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description An occasionally schooling species which is common in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Feeds on fish (Ref. 5213). According to some authors, this species may invade shallow reefs at night to feed (Ref. 9283). Often toxic when it reaches a length of more than 50 cm (Ref. 4795). Marketed fresh and dried/salted (Ref. 9283). [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
 

LanguageName 
English bluefin trevally  [details]
Japanese カスミアジ  [details]
Spanish jurel aleta azul  [details]