Scientific Name
Carangoides malabaricus  
Carangoides malabaricus馬拉巴若鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 20 - 140M
Chinese 馬拉巴若鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 馬拉巴若鰺 
Max Length 55 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘仔魚、瓜仔鰺 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality India 
Synonyms Carangoides rectipinnus, Carangoides rhomboides, Caranx malabaricus, Scomber malabaricus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Williams, F. etc. 1978 Williams, F. etc. 1980 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056732. ASIZP0056985. ASIZP0058190. BMNH1884.5.15.6. NMMBP01154. NMMBP04462. NMMBP04851. NMMBP04852. NMMBP04853. NMMBP04854. NMMBP05498. NMMSTP01020. NTUM02083. NTUM02225. NTUM06817. SU49379.  
Common Name Trevally; Malabar crevalle; Malabar trevally; Horse mackerel; Malabar kingfish; Kingfish; Malabar cavalla 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+20-22; A. II, I+18; P. i+18; G.R. 9-11+24-27; CLS. 60-65; SLS. 7-11 scales, 20-25 scutes; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind pelvic fin often to orgin of second anal fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin, including small area anteriorly just above pectoral fine base. Generally silvery with bluish grey above, silvery white below; opercle with a small black spot on upper margin; tongue greyish brown to brown; caudal fin, soft dorsal and anal fins pale greenish yellow to dusky; interradial membranes of soft anal-fin rays often with a white spot basally.
habitats Occurs in the continental shelf. Found near rocks and coral reefs, juveniles in sandy bays. Moderately tolerant of turbid waters. Feeds on crustaceans, small squids, and fishes. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-West Pacific, but it is rare in Taiwan and only found from western to southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh, may be dried or salted.