Carangoides bajad (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775),

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 144

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Carangoides bajad (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Carangoides bajad (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Orange-spotted trevally

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from off Kavieng, New Ireland, as Carangoides auroguttatus  , by Kailola (1975: 117); record confirmed as C. bajad  by Kailola (1987b: 276). A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 1 Jan. 2007; a video of a specimen taken at Alexander Passage, off southeastern New Hanover, at 5–14 m depth, St. KR96, in 2014 (identified by Barry C. Russell). KFRS material.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2.—General distribution: Red Sea and East Africa east to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Found above coastal reefs and seaward reef slopes, 1–70 m depth. Marine.