CARANGIDAE


Scomberoides commersonianus, NSMT-P 65941, 30.7 cm SL

Scomberoides commersonnianus Lacepède, 1801
Talang queenfish

D VI - VII - I, 19 - 21; A II - I, 16 19; GR 0 - 3 + 7 - 12 = 8 - 15. Body elongate, strongly compressed. Hind tip of upper jaw extending well beyond a vertical through posterior margin of eye in adults; dentary with 1 - 2 symphyseal canines. Body covered with broadly lanceolate scales; no scutes along lateral line. Vertebral counts 10 + 16 = 26. Color: body blue-greenish gray dorsally, silvery white ventrally, with a series of 6 - 8 dusky roundish blotches dorsolaterally in adults; dorsal and caudal fins uniformly dusky; anal and pelvic fins whitish in young. Size: maximum length about 1.2 m. Distribution: widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific, from eastern coast of Africa to Australia. Remarks: inhabit shallow coastal waters to offshore areas.