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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae Jacks and pompanos
Subfamily: Caranginae
Genus: Alepes

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL
Alepes apercna Grant, 1987

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Alepes apercna
[Smallmouth scad]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Alepes djedaba (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alepes djedaba
[Shrimp scad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm FL
Alepes kleinii (Bloch, 1793)

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Alepes kleinii
[Razorbelly scad]



Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Alepes melanoptera (Swainson, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Alepes melanoptera
[Blackfin scad]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Alepes vari (Cuvier, 1833)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Alepes vari
[Herring scad]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alepes apercna Smallmouth scad Western Central Pacific 29.5 TL 1987
Alepes djedaba Shrimp scad Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1775
Alepes kleinii Razorbelly scad Indo-West Pacific 16 FL 1793
Alepes melanoptera Blackfin scad Indo-Pacific. 25 TL 1839
Alepes vari Herring scad Indo-West Pacific 56 TL 1833



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