Caranx ignobilis (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: 146

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Caranx ignobilis (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)


Caranx ignobilis (Forsskål in Niebuhr 1775)  —Giant trevally

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Hanover and Feni Island, New Ireland by Munro (1958: 182); also reported from Kulineua and Matanalaua rivers, New Hanover as Caranx carangus  (non Bloch, 1793) by Munro (1958: 181), and from Lihir Group, Namatamai District by Fry et al. (2006: 129); subsequently reported from Tigak Islands, Kavieng by Wright & Richards (1985: 73). Specimens observed at Kavieng fish market in 2004–2005 by Jeff Kinch during CFMDP Survey, and by Barry C. Russell on 28 June 2014. A specimen photographed at Lissenung Island by Dietmar Amon on 8 Feb. 2007.

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 1, 2, 5.—General distribution: East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Galapagos Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Adults are found over clear lagoon and seaward coral reefs, juveniles in estuaries, 0–188 m depth. Transitional water and marine.