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 0 - 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). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 128797.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 48613, 121724.

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