Scientific Name
Caranx papuensis  
Caranx papuensis巴布亞鰺
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Alleyne & Macleay, 1877 Depth 3 - 120M
Chinese 巴布亞鰺 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鰺科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F364 Carangidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 巴布亞鰺 
Max Length 88 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 甘仔魚、瓜仔、紅目瓜仔(臺南安平) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Fresh Water、
Holotype Locality New Guinea 
Synonyms Carangus sansum, Carangus sansun, Caranx carangus, Caranx celetus, Caranx regularis, Caranx sansun   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Lin & Shao(1999)  Haynes Giddes Alleyne, M. D., etc. 1877 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 Lin, P. L. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0056701. ASIZP0056848. ASIZP0059530. ASIZP0060362. ASIZP0060710. ASIZP0064792. ASIZP0064827. ASIZP0064849. ASIZP0064951. ASIZP0064952. ASIZP0064987. ASIZP0700217. ASIZP0800300. ASIZP0800315. ASIZP0800330. ASIZP0800332. ASIZP0800333. ASIZP0800335. ASIZP0802482. ASIZP0802486. ASIZP0802487. ASIZP0912482. ASIZP0912486. ASIZP0912487. FRIP00182. FRIP20549. FRIP21609. NMMBP05055. NMMSTP01029. NMNSF00361. NMNSF00822.  
Common Name Papuan trevally; Brassy trevally; Brassy kingfish; Brassey trevally 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic D. VIII, I+21-22; A. II, I+17-18; P. i+19-20; G.R. 7-9+19; CLS. 53-61; SLS. 34-37 all scales; vertebrate 10+14. Breast naked ventrally, usually with a small patch of prepelvic scales. Lateral line moderately arched, becoming straight below 6-7th ray of second dorsal fin. Adults with head and body brassy to yellowish green above, silvery below; a conspicuous pale spot, approximately diameter of pupil, on shoulder just behind posterodorsal margin of opercle; small black spots (forming at about 25 cm fork length) scattered on body above lateral line, becoming more numerous with age; caudal fin with upper lobe uniformly dusky, on lower limb of first gill arch lobe dusky to bright yellow with a distinct, narrow white border; other fins pale to dusky yellow; anal and pelvic fins also with narrow white distal margins.
habitats Predominantly a seaward reef species although juveniles have been taken in estuaries; common on mainland reefs but rarely captured in offshore areas. Feeds primarily on other fishes. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical waters of Indo-Pacific. It is commonfound in all Taiwanese waters, but mainly in the south. 
Utility Marketed fresh, dried or salted.