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Jacks, pompanos, horse mackerels and scads
Malabar trevally, Carangoides malabaricus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genera

Alectis
Alepes
Atropus
Atule
Campogramma
Carangoides
Caranx
Chloroscombrus
Decapterus
Elagatis
Gnathanodon
Hemicaranx
Lichia
Megalaspis
Naucrates
Oligoplites
Pantolabus
Parastromateus
Parona
Pseudocaranx
Scomberoides
Selar
Selaroides
Selene
Seriola
Seriolina
Trachinotus
Trachurus
Ulua
Uraspis
See text for species.

Carangidae is a family of fish which includes the jacks, pompanos, jack mackerels, and scads.

They are marine fish found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Most species are fast-swimming predatory fishes that hunt in the waters above reefs and in the open sea; some dig in the sea floor for invertebrates.

The largest fish in the family, the giant trevally, Caranx ignobilis, grows up to 1.7 m in length; most fish in the family reach a maximum length of 25–100 cm.

The family contains many important commercial and game fish, notably the Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, and the other jack mackerels in the genus Trachurus.

Species

There are about 151 extant species in thirty genera:

Lookdown, Selene vomer

References

  1. ^ Smith-Vaniz & Jelks (2006). "Australian trevallies of the genus Pseudocaranx (Teleostei: Carangidae), with description of a new species from Western Australia." (). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63 (1): 97–106. http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/memoirs/docs/63_1-Vaniz_Jelks.pdf.  
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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Carangoides ferdau

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Carangidae
Genera: Alectis - Alepes - Atropus - Atule - Campogramma - Carangoides - Caranx - Chloroscombrus - Decapterus - Elagatis - Gnathanodon - Hemicaranx - Lichia - Megalaspis - Naucrates - Oligoplites - Pantolabus - Parastromateus - Parona - Pseudocaranx - Scomberoides - Selar - Selaroides - Selene - Seriola - Seriolina - Trachinotus - Trachurus - Ulua - Uraspis

References

  • Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006. FishBase, version (02/2006). [1]

Vernacular names

Česky: Kranasovití
Deutsch: Stachelmakrelen
Italiano: Carangidi
Lietuvių: Stauridinės
Nederlands: Horsmakrelen
日本語: アジ科
Svenska: Taggmakriller
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