Scientific Name
Caranx bucculentus  
Caranx bucculentus藍點鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Alleyne & Macleay, 1877 Depth 7 - 63M
Chinese 藍點鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大口鰺 
Max Length 62 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘仔魚、瓜仔 
Distribution in World West Pacific Torrid Zone   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality N. S. Wales 
Reference Lin & Shao(1999)  Haynes Giddes Alleyne, M. D., etc. 1877 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056686. ASIZP0056935. ASIZP0059528. NMMSTP01027. NTMP0082. NTMP1459.  
Common Name Bluespotted trevally; Blue-spotted trevally 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+18; A. II, I+15-16; P. i+18; G.R. 5-6+20-21; CLS. 40-50; SLS. 35-40 all scales; Vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally to distinctly behind origin of pelvic fin; laterally, naked area of breast extends diagonally to naked base of pectoral fin. Lateral line strongly curved, becoming straight below first dorsal fin. Pale olive green above, silvery white below; adults with small blue spots on upper half of body; large dark spot at upper end of opercle and conspicuous black spot at upper base of pectoral fins; fins pale yellow-green.
habitats Common in prawn trawling grounds and is most abundant closer to the coast. Feeds predominantly on benthic prey consisting mainly of crustaceans and teleosts. Exhibits diel vertical migration, possibly following the movement of crustaceans along the water  
Distribution Distributed in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the South China Sea. It is occasionally found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Food fish; marketed fresh, salted or dries.