The Small Spotted Dart

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The Small Spotted Dart, Trachinotus Baillonii, is a species of jack in the family Carangidae, can reach a maximum length of 60 cm in males and a maximum weight of 1,5 Kg. The body color varies from silvery blue to grey above, with some small black spots on the flanks. The number of these spots increases with age. This fish is silvery white below. It has large, strong fins, a forked tail, and a narrow base. It feeds on small fishes.

This species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific, from theRed Sea to Mangareva Islands and southern Japan. The smallspotted dart is a reef-associated species. It can be found in lagoons and seaward reefs, usually near the surface of waters.

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Questo articolo è stato scritto il / This article was written on 30/01/2019
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