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Species: Carangoides orthogrammus, Island trevally, Island jack

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flank: ~ 6 oval yellow spots
no canines

Carangoides orthogrammus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Island jack, Island trevally

Body deep, compressed; head profile convex; both jaws with a band of teeth, at least at the front; gill rakers on first arch (excluding rudiments) 8-10 + 20-23; dorsal rays VIII + I, 29-32; anal rays II + I, 24-36; short dorsal and anal fin lobes; dorsal and anal fins not followed by finlets; pectoral fins longer than head; straight rear part of lateral line with 21-34 scales, followed by 19-31 small scutes (large, hard spiny scales); isolated scaleless areas on breast before pelvics and on base of pectoral fins.

Generally silvery, brassy to greenish blue on back and whitish on ventral parts; adults with several, relatively large elliptical yellow spots on side.

Size: attains 71 cm.

Habitat: around reefs

Depth: 3-170 m.

Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific region from East Africa to the Americas; in the eastern Pacific known from the tip of Baja, Clipperton, the Revillagigedos, Cocos, Malpelo, Galapagos and Tres Marias islands (central Mexico).

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  • Marine
  • Brackish
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Mid Water
  • Near Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Bottom
  • Rocks
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Water column
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
  • Corals
  • Estuary
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Reef and soft bottom
FishBase Habitat
  • Pelagic
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Data
  • Data
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
Egg Type
  • No data
  • Pelagic
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All Pacific (West + Central + East)
  • "Transpacific" (East + Central &/or West Pacific)
  • All species
  • Indo-Pacific only (Indian + Pacific Oceans)
  • TEP non-endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Eastern Pacific non-endemic
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Continent
  • All species
  • Island (s)
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) non-endemic
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
  • Northern Tropical (Mexican Province to Nicaragua + Revillagigedos)
  • Northern Subtropical (Cortez Province + Sinaloan Gap)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 71
Depth Range Min
  • 3
Depth Range Max
  • 170