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Shrimp scad

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Shrimp scad

Characteristics

  • Usually forms schools.
  • A group with more than 100 individuals was once recorded in Hong Kong.

Description

  • Dorsally greyish green. Ventrally white to silvery.
  • A black blotch on the edge of gill cover.
  • Caudal peduncle and caudal fins yellow.

Common Name: Shrimp scad

Family Common Name: Jacks

Family: Carangidae

Scientific Name: Alepes djedaba ___(Forsskål, 1775)

Genus: Alepes

Maximum Length: 40 cm (Total Length)