Fish

Longnose trevally

Longnose trevally

Family name

CARANGIDAE

English name

Longnose trevally

Persian name

Gish -e- bal afshan

Characteristics

  • Body sub ovate in juveniles, oblong in adults and compressed.
  • Dorsal profile of snout gently sloped, then abruptly vertical just above mouth cleft.
  • Gillrakers (including rudiments) 5 to 9 upper, 15 to 18 lower and 22 to 26 total on first gill arch.
  • Two separate dorsal fins, the first with eight spines, the second with 1 spine and 18 to 20 soft rays.
  • In Life, generally silvery with yellow – green reflections below; a small black blotch on upper edge of opercle.
  • These fish perhaps exhibiting nuptial or spawning coloration.
  • Maximum size: 60 cm.

Distribution

The Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Longnose trevally

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