Carangoides plagiotaenia Bleeker, 1857
Barcheek trevally
Salamin,  Talakitok,  Sumbad
Carangoides plagiotaenia
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Caranginae
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 200 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Seychelles; Ryukyu Islands, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Ponape [=Pohnpei], Fiji, Tonga and the Marshall Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-24; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 18-20. Description: Greyish dorsally, silvery on sides, sometimes 6-7 dusky oblique bars on upper side and large adult occasionally with scattered dark blotches or a few small yellow spots on side; posterior margin of opercle distinctly dark. Body oblong and compressed, dorsal and ventral profiles equally convex. Breast completely scaly. LL scutes 11-18. (Ref. 90102). Distinct black bar on the edge of the preopercle, and nearly, scaled breast (Ref. 37816).
Biology:  Adults occur in shallow water along edges of steep outer reef and lagoon slopes. Found singly or in groups (Ref. 9710).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 48613.

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