Carangidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 81-83

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3832.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BAB612A4-03DB-4958-BEB1-92DE278FBB90

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A5BAE7A-DA47-FFDE-3AAA-FADB9F5EF857

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Carangidae
status

 

Carangidae 

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

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 0 7, and by P. Laboute on 28 Nov. 2012.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. 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. Marine.

Carangoides ferdau  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Blue trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 22. AMS and USNM material ( AMS I. 16666 -002; USNM 381933).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes eastward to Hawaiian and Line islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Norfolk Island and Rapa. Found in coastal waters over sand bottom near coral reefs, 1– 60 m. Marine.

Carangoides plagiotaenia Bleeker, 1857  —Barcheek trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea and East Africa east to Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to northern Australia. Pelagic near coral or rocky reefs, 2– 200 m. Marine.

Caranx bucculentus Alleyne & Macleay, 1877  —Bluespotted trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Kailola (1975: 118). KFRS material. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Northern Australia to Papua  New Guinea. Adults are found in lagoon habitats, juveniles in estuaries, 2– 63 m. Transitional water and marine.

Caranx ignobilis  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Giant trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang by Munro (1958: 182). Specimens observed by G. R. Allen. CSIRO material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian and Line islands and Pitcairn Group, 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. Transitional water and marine. Caranx melampygus Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1833 —Bluefin trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected by local fishermen on the central barrier reef of Madang Lagoon and photographed on 27 Oct. 2012; specimens photographed at St. CTR 31. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Panama, north to Izu and Ogasawara islands, south to Dampier Archipelago (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), Norfolk Island and Rapa. Adults found on coral or rocky reefs, juveniles inshore in sandy lagoons, 0– 190 m. Marine.

Caranx papuensis Alleyne & Macleay, 1877  —Brassy trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East and South Africa east to Marshall and Marquesas islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occasionally entering rivers and streams, 0– 40 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825  —Bigeye trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Caranx sexfasciata  by Parenti & Allen (1991: 319). Specimens photographed at St. CTR 13, CTR 16, CTR 17, CTR 20, CTR 24, CTR 30. AMS, CAS, USNM and WAM material.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian and Marquesas islands, south to Point Quobba (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia), Norfolk and Austral islands; Galapagos Islands and Mexico to Ecuador. Found in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occasionally entering rivers and streams, 0– 146 m. Freshwater, transitional water and marine.

Caranx tille Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1833 — Tille  trevally

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 30. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Mariana Islands and Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Solitary or in small groups in the vicinity of reefs, 20– 120 m. Marine.

Decapterus macarellus  ( Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1833) —Mackerel scad

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed at St. CTR 0 2. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Circumtropical, in western Pacific Ocean north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in clear water near reefs, 0– 200 m. Marine.

Elagatis bipinnulata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)  —Rainbow runner

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed at St. CTR 16, CTR 20, CTR 24.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Circumglobal in tropical and warm temperate seas, in western Pacific Ocean north to southern Japan, south to northern New Zealand. Found near coral or rocky reefs, 0– 150 m. Marine.

Gnathanodon speciosus  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Golden trevally STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen; also photographed by A. Berberian.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Panama, north to Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to northern Australia, New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Found over sand bottom near seaward coral reefs; juveniles live among the tentacles of jellyfish, 0– 80 m. Marine.

Naucrates  ductor (Linnaeus, 1758) —Pilotfish

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on a specimen collected at St. CTR 0 1. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Worldwide in tropical and temperate seas, in western Pacific Ocean north to Japan, south to Norfolk Island. Pelagic, oceanic species  with a semiobligate commensal relationship with sharks, rays, larger bony fishes and turtles; juveniles usually associated with jellyfish and drifting seaweed, 0– 300 m. Marine.

Parastromateus niger (Bloch, 1795)  —Black pomfret

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on AMS material ( AMS I. 16667 -005). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Pelagic in muddy coastal waters, including estuaries, 15– 105 m. Transitional water and marine.

Scomberoides lysan  (Forsskål in Niebuhr, 1775) —Double-spotted queenfish.

STATUS AT MADANG. First record from Madang as Scomberoides  toloo-parah by Herre (1933: 12). DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Red Sea, East and South Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Exmouth Gulf (Western Australia), New South Wales ( Australia) at Sydney, New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Adults found in clear lagoon and seaward coral reefs, juveniles inshore and in estuaries, 0– 100 m. Transitional water and marine.

Selar boops  ( Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1833) —Oxeye scad

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens photographed by A. Berberian. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Indonesia east to Caroline Islands and Fiji, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Pelagic, in large aggregations, 5– 500 m. Marine.

Selar crumenophthalmus (Bloch, 1793)  —Bigeye scad

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, in western Pacific Ocean north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Pelagic in clear oceanic water close to islands, 0– 170 m. Marine.

Selaroides leptolepis  ( Cuvier  in Cuvier  & Valenciennes, 1833) —Yellowstripe scad

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Persian Gulf east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Found in large aggregations over soft bottom near reefs, 1– 25 m. Marine.

Trachinotus baillonii  (Lacepède [ex Commerson  ], 1801) —Smallspotted dart

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen.

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to northern Line and Gambier islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, Tonga and Rapa. Found near the surface in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occurring in schools near the edge of the surf, 0– 3 m. Marine.

Trachinotus blochii  (Lacepède [ex Commerson  ], 1801) —Snubnose dart

STATUS AT MADANG. New record from Madang, based on specimens observed by G. R. Allen. DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. East Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Norfolk Island. Found near the surface in lagoon and seaward coral reefs, occurring in schools near the edge of the surf, 0– 3 m. Marine.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

KFRS

Kanudi Fisheries Research Station

CSIRO

Australian National Fish Collection

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

WAM

Western Australian Museum