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Caranx heberi  (Bennett, 1830)

Blacktip trevally
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; non-migratory.   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 50.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 88.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5450); max. published weight: 12.5 kg (Ref. 11228)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 17. Dark bronze to yellow-green dorsally, shading to silvery bronze to yellowish or yellow green ventrally (Ref. 48635, 90102), yellow to dusky caudal fin and usually outer half of upper caudal lobe black (especially in juvenile) (Ref. 90102). Identified by black-tipped caudal fin (Ref. 48635). Body oblong and compressed, dorsal profile strongly convex to second dorsal fin, ventral profile slightly convex. Breast scalation variable, completely scaly (uncommon) to scaleless ventrally (Ref. 90102). LL with 30-40 strong scutes (Ref. 48635, 90102). Adipose eyelid moderately developed, small anteriorly and extending forward to rear edge of pupil o posterior part of eye. (Ref. 90102)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit clear coastal waters, over rocky reefs in small aggregations (Ref. 5213). Seldom found in turbid or estuarine waters. May be found solitary (Ref. 90102). They feed on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Sold fresh and dried salted in markets. Excellent food fish if cooked properly (Ref. 12484).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators

Fricke, R., 1999. Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.01698 (0.00899 - 0.03209), b=2.97 (2.81 - 3.13), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.56 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.