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Caranx papuensis  Alleyne & MacLeay, 1877

Brassy trevally
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Philippines country information

Common names: Brassy trevally, Langog, Momsa
Occurrence: native
Salinity: brackish
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: likely future use | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments:
National Checklist:
Country Information: httpss://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/rp.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Myers, R.F., 1991
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 88.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710); common length : 55.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3287); max. published weight: 6.4 kg (Ref. 4699)

Environment

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 89972)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 31°N - 34°S, 26°E - 135°W

Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Zanzibar, Tanzania and South Africa to Caroline and Marquesan islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19. Brassy to yellowish green dorsally, shading to silvery on side with scattered dark spots (becoming more numerous with age), conspicuous silvery white spot just behind upper rear edge of opercle, dusky upper caudal fin lobe, and bright yellow to dusky lower lobe with narrow white border (Ref. 90102, Ref. 48635). Body oblong and compressed; dorsal profile moderately convex to second dorsal fin, ventral profile slightly convex. Breast scaleless ventrally, usually with small patch of prepelvic scales. Adipose eyelid weakly developed. (Ref. 90102)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs, occasionally entering rivers. Juveniles found in estuaries. Swims high over bottom (Ref. 48635). Solitary or in schools (Ref. 90102). Feed primarily on fishes. Excellent food fish (Ref. 12484).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
4.0   ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High