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Caranx melampygus

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Caranx melampygus was originally described as Caranx melampygus by Cuvier in 1833. It belongs to the family Carangidae and subfamily Caranginae. It is commonly known as Bluefin trevally but has many other common names such as Bluefin trevally in Australia, bluefin trevally in USA (contiguous states), Kasumi-aji in Japan, Bluefin trevally in Papua New Guinea, Banlug in Philippines, Banlog in Philippines. more common names It is found in Brackish and Salt water and its distribution is Red Sea, Indo-Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Panama, north to Izu Islands, Ogasawara Islands and Hawaiian Islands, south to Dampier Archipelago (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Rapa.
Species   melampygus
AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
AuthorNI   Cuvier
Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Year   1833
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Carangiformes Carangiformes
Family   Carangidae
Subfamily  
Caranginae Caranginae
Genus   Caranx
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Carangiformes
Family   Carangidae
Subfamily   Caranginae
Genus   Caranx
Original Name   Caranx        
Taxon Name   melampygus
Original Combination   Caranx melampygus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Caranx melampygus
OriginalSubGenus   Caranx
Original Author   Cuvier
Original AuthorWI   Cuvier [G.]
Original Qualification   in Cuvier & Valenciennes
Original Year   1833
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Caranginae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Waigeo, Indonesia; Rawak Island, Bismarck Archipelago; Buru, Molucca Islands, Indonesia; Vanikoro, Santa Cruz Islands; Mauritius, Mascarenes.
Types   Syntypes: MNHN A-6028 (1) Buru, A-6069 (1) Mauritius, A-6162 (1) Vanikoro, A-6083 (1) Waigeo, A-6162 (1) Vanikoro, A-6163 (1) Vanikoro.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Smith-Vaniz et al. 1979:15 [ref. 12247].
Primary Code   ---
Journal   Hist. Nat. Poiss.
Citation   v. 9
Page   116

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Caranx melampygus
Current Species   melampygus
Current Genus Caranx
Current AuthorWI Rüppell [W. P. E. S.]
Current AuthorNI   Rüppell
Current Year   1833
Current Family Carangidae
Current Subfamily
Caranginae Caranginae

Habitat reef-associated        
Water Brackish and Salt water
Habitat Notes Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Juveniles occur seasonally in shallow sandy inshore waters (Ref. 9710). Found in rivers (Ref. 12792). Occasionally in schools. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 9710). According to some authors, this spec
Depth Range From 0 to 190 meters.
   
Distribution Red Sea, Indo-Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Panama, north to Izu Islands, Ogasawara Islands and Hawaiian Islands, south to Dampier Archipelago (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and Rapa.

Current Summary   Valid as Caranx melampygus  Cuvier 1833. Carangidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Caranx melampygus  Cuvier 1833 -- (Kyushin et al. 1977:256 [ref. 19756], Dor 1984:127 [ref. 29757], Gushiken in Masuda et al. 1984:155 [ref. 6441], Smith-Vaniz 1986:647 [ref. 5718], Allen & Swainston 1988:72 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:578 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:34 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:161 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:174 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:161 [ref. 25479], Allen & Robertson 1994:126 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:102 [ref. 23101], Goren & Dor 1994:34 [ref. 25356], Smith-Vaniz in Fischer et al. 1995:956 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:181 [ref. 22896], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:77 [ref. 24545] as melempygus, Grove & Lavenberg 1997:364 [ref. 24023], Allen 1997:114 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:64 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:160 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:161 [ref. 25919], Lin & Shao 1999:55 [ref. 23921], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Myers 1999:139 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:248 [ref. 24106], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:294 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz 1999:2714 [ref. 24833], Johnson 1999:734 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:15 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:801 [ref. 25086], Smith-Vaniz in Randall & Lim 2000:616 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:231 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:13 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:102 [ref. 25868], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:206 [ref. 27511], Sakai et al. 2001:96 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:33 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:801 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:38 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S107 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:77 [ref. 27510], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:77 [ref. 27510], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:31 [ref. 27712], Lobel & Lobel 2004:71 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:15 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:120 [ref. 27715], Nelson et al. 2004:140 [ref. 27807], Heemstra et al. 2004:3323 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:305 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:229 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:367 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:230 [ref. 30952], Hoese & Gates 2006:1157 [ref. 28997], Springer & Smith-Vaniz 2008:29 [ref. 31826], Fricke et al. 2009:56 [ref. 30213], Kimura 2009:121 [ref. 30425], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:192 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:115 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:434 [ref. 31980], Page et al. 2013:144 [ref. 32708], Fricke et al. 2013:258 [ref. 32706], Kottelat 2013:333 [ref. 32989]).

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adscensionis Caranx adscensionis (Osbeck [P.] 1771)Synonym
affinis Caranx affinis Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1836Synonym
africanus Caranx africanus Steindachner [F.] 1883Synonym
alexandrinus Caranx alexandrinus Ehrenberg [C. G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833Not available
altissimus Caranx altissimus Jordan [D. S.] & Seale [A.] 1905Synonym
amarui Caranx amarui Curtiss [A.] 1938Uncertain
amblyrhynchus Caranx amblyrhynchus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833Synonym
amia Caranx amia (Linnaeus [C.] 1758)Synonym
analis Caranx analis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833Synonym
angolensis Caranx angolensis Fowler [H. W.] 1919Synonym
antilliarum Caranx antilliarum Bennett [F. D.] 1840Synonym
armatus Caranx armatus (Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1830)Synonym
armatus Caranx armatus (Forsskål [P. S.] 1775)Synonym
arnoldorum Caranx arnoldorum Curtiss [A.] 1938Uncertain
ascensionis Caranx ascensionis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833Synonym
atrimanus Caranx atrimanus Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882Synonym
atropus Caranx atropus (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Synonym
atun Caranx atun Montrouzier [X.] 1857Uncertain
ature Caranx ature Curtiss [A.] 1938Synonym
aureus Caranx aureus (Poey [F.] 1875)Synonym
auricoronae Caranx auricoronae Chaudhuri [B. L.] 1909Synonym
aurifer Caranx aurifer Saville-Kent [W.] 1893Not available
auriga Caranx auriga Seale [A.] 1910Synonym
auriga Caranx auriga De Vis [C. W.] 1884Synonym
aurochs Caranx aurochs (Ogilby [J. D.] 1915)Synonym
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