Carangoides equula (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Whitefin trevally
Sibo,  Whitefin trevally,  Anak bong,  Lison,  Mamsa,  Salay-salay,  Talakitok,  Trakito
Carangoides equula
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Caranginae
Max. size:  50 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 64 - 226 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Gulf of Oman, East Africa, southern Japan, Hawaii, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), Australia, New Zealand, and Easter Island. Southeast Atlantic: southeast coast of South Africa (Ref. 3197). Also reported from the northern Red Sea (Refs. 13277, 58021).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-25; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 21-24. Bluish grey to green above, silvery white below; soft dorsal and anal fins with submarginal brownish band, fin lobes white distally (Ref. 3197). LL with 22-23 scutes.
Biology:  Adults are found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 30573). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Utilized as a food fish (Ref. 3287). Cultured and released for fishery in Japan.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 06.04.94

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