Seriolina nigrofasciata (Rüppell, 1829)
Blackbanded trevally
Blackbanded trevally,  Tonto,  Bagong sa lawod,  Baho-ulo,  Black-haired trevalle,  Busangu,  Dorado,  Kaloong,  Lumu-an,  Marang,  Mata tangih,  Talakitok itiman,  Tonto,  Tonto-pandawan
Seriolina nigrofasciata
photo by Greenfield, J.

Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Naucratinae
Max. size:  77.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5,200.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 20 - 150 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Japan, Australia and Solomon Island. Southeast Atlantic: southeast coast of South Africa (Ref. 3197).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30-37; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-18. Color bluish grey to black dorsally, white to dusky below; 5-7 dark oblique bands or blotches on young disappear with age. Posterior spines of dorsal fin minute or embedded in large adults; first anal spine usually embedded. Gill rakers are mostly rudiments. Grooves of caudal peduncle present dorsally and ventrally. Maxilla reaching below rear margin of the eyes.
Biology:  Mainly in offshore reefs on the continental shelf (Ref. 30573, 48635), on rocky bottoms (Ref. 11230). Non-schooling. Juveniles under weed rafts and adults are sometimes seen with the large planktivores such as whale sharks (Ref. 48635). Adults feed on demersal fishes, cephalopods, and shrimp (Ref. 11441). Excellent food fish (Ref. 3197); marketed fresh and dried salted (Ref. 3287).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2015 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Also Ref. 3287, 12484.

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