Teleostei (teleosts) > Carangiformes
(Jacks) > Carangidae
(Jacks and pompanos) > Caranginae
Etymology: Selaroides: A Malay vernacular name, ikan selar + Greek, suffix, oides = similar to.
More on author: Cuvier.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated; amphidromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 1 - 50 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 39°N - 34°S, 49°E - 170°E (Ref. 54888)
Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to the Philippines, north to Japan, south to the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and Australia (Ref. 3287).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 11.9, range 9 - 11 cm
Max length : 22.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28620); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9137); max. published weight: 625.00 g (Ref. 4883)
Adults occur in inshore waters of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). They form large demersal schools over soft bottom habitats at depths shallower than 50 m. Sometimes they ascend into freshwater reaches like the freshwater tidal zone in the Mekong delta (Ref. 12693). Ostracods, gastropods and euphausiids are common prey but small fish are also taken.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans