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Carangidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Carangidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Alectis

Alectis is a genus of fish in the family Carangidae containing three extant species, all of which are large marine fishes. They are commonly known as threadfish, diamond trevallies and occasionally pompanos, although they have no close affiliation with the true pompano genus. [more]

Alepes

Alepes is a genus containing five extant species of tropical marine fishes in the jack family, Carangidae. They are commonly known as scads, a term applied to many genera of carangid fishes. Their body form, however, differs from these other scads by being much more ovate in shape, more similar to the larger jacks taken as game fish, although scads are generally much smaller. They are found in coastal waters throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. [more]

Aleps

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Argyreiosus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[1] [more]

Atropus

Atropus is a generic name that may refer to: [more]

Atule

The yellowtail scad, Atule mate (also known as the northern yellowtail scad, one-finlet scad, deep trevally and omaka), is an abundant species of small inshore marine fish of the jack family, Carangidae. The species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific region from east Africa in the west to Hawaii in the east, extending north to Japan and south to Australia. The yellowtail scad is the only member of the monotypic genus Atule and is distinguished from similar species by a well-developed adipose eyelid and finlet-like extensions of the last rays of the dorsal and anal fins. It inhabits coastal areas such as bays and coral reefs, preying on small fishes and crustaceans. Spawning has been well studied in Hawaii, where fish enter bays to spawn, releasing up to 161,000 eggs each between March and October. The yellowtail scad is an important component of fisheries throughout its range, taken by a number of netting and hook and line methods. It is a prized food fish in some regions and is cooked or preserved by a variety of methods. [more]

Campogramma

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[2] [more]

Carangidae

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Carangoides

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Carangus

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Caranx

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Chloroscombrus

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Chorinemus

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[3] [more]

Decapterus

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Elagatis

The rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata), also known as the rainbow yellowtail, Spanish jack and Hawaiian salmon, is a common species of pelagic marine fish of the jack family, Carangidae. The species is widespread throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the world, inhabiting both coastal as well as far offshore areas. The species is the only member of the genus Elagatis, which was created 15 years after its initial description, and is closely related to the amberjacks. The rainbow runner is easily distinguished by its body shape, and the brilliant coloration which gives the fish its name. It is a fast swimming predator, taking small fish, cephalopods and a wide variety of planktonic crustaceans. The species reaches sexual maturity at around 60 cm (24 in), and spawning takes place at different times, with some populations spawning year round, while others only spawn at certain times of the year. The species is a well known game fish, taken by a variety of fishing methods and is a well rated table fish. Large amounts of the species are taken as bycatch in tuna and shark fishing operations and marketed. [more]

Gallichthys

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[4] [more]

Gnathanodon

The golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) is a tropical marine fish in the jack family (Carangidae). Native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from southern California to Ecuador, it is associated with reefs and usually found within the upper ten m (30 ft) of the surface. Juveniles are usually bright yellow with vertical black bars, which alternate between broad and narrow. In adults this coloration fades to a silvery color with the bars faint or absent. [more]

Hemicaranx

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Hypacanthus

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Lichia

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Megalaspis

A Genus in the Kingdom unknown!.[5] [more]

Nauclerus

Naucrates

The pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) is a carnivorous commensal fish in the family Carangidae. It is widely distributed and lives in warm or tropical open seas. [more]

Naucvates

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Oligoplites

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Olistus

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Pantolabus

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Parastromateus

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Paropsis

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Pseudocaranx

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Sariola

Sariola is a female fronted gothic metal band from Germany consisting of an international line-up featuring members from Russia, Germany, Ukraine and Belarus. [more]

Scomberoides

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Scyris

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Selar

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Selaroides

A Genus in the Kingdom Animalia.[6] [more]

Selene

A Genus in the Kingdom unknown!.[7] [more]

Seriola

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Thynnus

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Trachinotus

Pompanos are marine fishes in the Trachinotus genus of the Carangidae family (better known as "jacks"). Pompano may also refer to various other, similarly shaped members of Carangidae, or the order Perciformes. Their appearance is deep bodied and mackerel-like, typically silver and toothless with a forked tail and narrow base. There are twenty described species and most are valued as food. Some species are considered prize delicacies and game fish. A similar species is known as the permit, and two United States Navy submarines are named after it. [more]

Trachurops

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Trachurus

Jack mackerels are marine fishes in the Trachurus genus of the Carangidae family. The type species of the genus is the Atlantic horse mackerel, Trachurus trachurus. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek word trachys, meaning "rough", and the Greek word oura, meaning "tail". Some species such as the inca are harvested in seine nets, and in some cases overfishing occurs (i.e. harvesting beyond sustainable levels). [more]

Ulua

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Uraspis

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Vomer

A median unpaired bone on the roof of the mouth, its anterior end often bears teeth.

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Zonichthys

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More info about the Genus Zonichthys may be found here.

Footnotes

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  1. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=176050
  2. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=115171
  3. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=176469
  4. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=176944
  5. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=116589
  6. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=117790
  7. http://www.ubio.org/browser/details.php?namebankID=117792

Sources

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 19:04:09