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Caranx bucculentus  Alleyne & Macleay, 1877

Bluespotted trevally
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Caranx: French, carangue, the name of a Caribbean fish; 1836 (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Macleay.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; depth range 7 - 63 m.   Tropical; 7°S - 23°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 66.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

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Southwest Pacific: Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), northern Australia, from the Timor Sea in the west (Ref. 6905) to the Gulf of Papua in the north (Ref. 6906) and on the eastern coast of Australia as far south as Gladstone (Ref. 6907).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are common in prawn trawling grounds and are most abundant closer to the coast. They feed predominantly on benthic prey consisting mainly of crustaceans and teleosts (Ref. 6908). They exhibit diel vertical migration, possibly following the movement of crustaceans along the water column. Continuous spawning during the year (Ref. 6904).

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Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00979 - 0.02815), b=2.93 (2.78 - 3.08), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.30; Fec: >8,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.