Scomberoides tala (Cuvier, 1832)
Barred queenfish
photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Scomberoidinae
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 13 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, north to China, south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Spots on sides elongate vertically, forming short bars in adults (Ref. 48635).
Biology:  Adults inhabit inshore waters at a temperature range of 26.0-29.0 °C (Ref. 4959). Adults feed mainly on fish. Usually seen swimming solitary in surface waters (Ref. 48635).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
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: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.08.94

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