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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 reefs. Found near coral and rock reefs (Ref. 5213). Juveniles in small schools, while adults are usually solitary (Ref. 48635). Feeds primarily on sand mollusks and other hard-shelled invertebrates (Ref. 9710).
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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.
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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
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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)
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Diagnostic Description

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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Color generally silvery, paler below; large adults mostly golden orange, especially ventrally. Dorsal snout profile very steep; soft dorsal and anal fin lobes greatly elevated.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range ? - 7 m (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.
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Diseases and Parasites

Caligus Infestation 11. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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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
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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
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