Scomberoides commersonnianus, 12.3 cm SL
(photo by Seishi Kimura)

Scomberoides commersonnianus
Lacepède, 1801
Talang Queenfish

D VI-VII + I, 19-21; A II + I, 16-19; GR 0-3 + 7-12 = 8-15; V 10+16=26.

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. 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. Marketed fresh or dried.