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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward coral and rock reefs (Ref. 5213). Juveniles are in small schools, while adults are usually solitary (Ref. 48635). Adults feed primarily on sand mollusks and other hard-shelled invertebrates (Ref. 9710).
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Distribution

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 3287) to the Marshall Islands and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia.
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia and New Caledonia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 20; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 16 - 18
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Size

Maximum size: 1100 mm FL
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Max. size

110 cm FL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)); max. published weight: 3,400 g (Ref. 40637)
  • IGFA 2001 Database of IGFA angling records until 2001. IGFA, Fort Lauderdale, USA. (Ref. 40637)
  • Myers, R.F. 1991 Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Dorsal side silvery blue grey, ventrally paler; large adults golden orange, especially snout and ventral half of body. Dorsal snout profile very steep and broadly rounded. Fins dorsal greater than anal, soft-rays greatly elevated, spines embedded and inconspicuous in large adult; caudal strongly forked, caudal peduncle grooves absent. (Ref. 2334, 90102)
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
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Description

Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward reefs. Found near coral and rock reefs (Ref. 5213).
  • Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 7 m (Ref. 5439)
  • Randall, J.E. 1986 106 new records of fishes from the Marshall Islands. Bull. Mar. Sci. 38(1):170-252. (Ref. 5439)
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Depth range based on 23 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.4 - 32
  Temperature range (°C): 26.159 - 28.954
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 0.633
  Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 35.827
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.480 - 4.686
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.006 - 0.245
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 3.666

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.4 - 32

Temperature range (°C): 26.159 - 28.954

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.099 - 0.633

Salinity (PPS): 34.131 - 35.827

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.480 - 4.686

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.006 - 0.245

Silicate (umol/l): 1.579 - 3.666
 
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Depth: 0 - 7m.
Recorded at 7 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated. Snubnose pompano.  (Lacepede, 1801)  
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Trophic Strategy

Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward reefs. Found near coral and rock reefs. Feed primarily on sand molluscs and other hard-shelled invertebrates.
  • Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley 1989 Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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Diseases and Parasites

Caligus Infestation 11. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Ho, J.S. and C.L. Lin 2001 Sea lice (Copepoda, Caligidae) parasitic on carangid fishes of Taiwan. Fish. Soc. Taiwan 28(3):177-201. (Ref. 44904)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Trachinotus blochii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 6 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CTCTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCTTGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGCACAGCTTTA---AGCCTACTTATTCGAGCGGAACTAAGTCAACCCGGCGCCCTCCTAGGAGAT---GACCAAATTTACAACGTAATCGTTACAGCCCATGCCTTCGTAATGATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTATGATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAACTGACTTATTCCGCTAATG---ATTGGGGCCCCTGATATGGCATTCCCTCGAATGAATAACATGAGTTTTTGACTCCTCCCTCCCTCTTTTCTTCTCCTTCTTGCCTCCTCAGGGGTAGAAGCGGGTGCCGGAACCGGTTGAACAGTTTATCCCCCTTTAGCTGGTAATCTTGCCCATGCAGGAGCATCTGTTGATTTA---ACCATTTTCTCGCTTCACTTAGCTGGAATTTCATCAATTCTAGGAGCTATTAACTTCATCACAACAGTAATTAACATAAAACCTCATGCTGTTTCTATATATCAAATCCCACTATTTGTCTGAGCCGTTCTAATTACAGCCGTCCTTCTGCTCCTCTCGCTTCCTGTTTTAGCCGCC---GGCATTACAATACTCCTAACCGATCGAAACTTAAACACGGCCTTCTTCGACCCAGCCGGAGGAGGAGACCCCATCCTATATCAACACCTT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Trachinotus blochii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 10
Specimens with Barcodes: 24
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums; price category: high; price reliability: reliable: based on ex-vessel price for this species
  • Coppola, S.R., W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, N. Scialabba and K.E. Carpenter 1994 SPECIESDAB: Global species database for fishery purposes. User's manual. FAO Computerized Information Series (Fisheries). No. 9. Rome, FAO. 103 p. (Ref. 171)
  • Garibaldi, L. 1996 List of animal species used in aquaculture. FAO Fish. Circ. 914. 38 p. (Ref. 12108)
  • Joannot, P. 1997 List of fishes in the Noumea aquarium. Unpublished. (Ref. 13603)
  • van der Elst, R. 1993 A guide to the common sea fishes of southern Africa. (3rd Ed.). Struik Publishers, Cape Town. 398 p. (Ref. 12484)
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