Pseudocaranx dentex

Pseudocaranx dentex
White Trevally – Pseudocaranx dentex
FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CarangidaePseudocaranx dentex(Bloch and Schneider)1801White Trevally

Pseudocaranx dentex

Unique Characters: Posterior straight part of lateral line with enlarged hardened scutes. Scales obvious over most or all of body. Adults with pectoral fins relatively long and falcate, distinctly longer than head length. No black saddle on upper part of caudal peduncle. Scutes on straight part of lateral line 23-56, and relatively large (maximum height at least equal to pupil diameter); body slightly to moderately compressed and ventral profile not more convex than dorsal profile. Anal fin spines distinct and movable. No scutes in posterior part of lateral line point forward. Lobe of second dorsal fin shorter than height of longest dorsal-fin spine. Upper jaw teeth mostly blunt, conical; lips of adults noticeably papillose. Yellow stripe along sides (wider posteriorly); a black spot on posterodorsal margin of opercle.

Pseudocaranx dentex
White Trevally – Pseudocaranx dentex head

Similar Species: None

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