Smallspotted dart - Trachinotus baillonii

Smallspotted dart (Trachinotus baillonii) is a species of jack in the family Carangidae. Leccia Stella Maculata Trachinotus Baillonii Smallspotted dart intotheblue.it

leccia stella maculata - small spotted dart - trachinotus baillonii - intotheblue.it

leccia stella maculata – small spotted dart – trachinotus baillonii – intotheblue.it

Description Trachinotus baillonii can reach a maximum length of 60 cm (24 in) in males and a maximum weight of 1,500 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.

The Carangidae are a family of ray-finned fish which includes the jacks, pompanosjack mackerels, runners, and scads. It is the largest of the six families included within the order Carangiformes. Some authorities classify it as the only family within that order but molecular and anatomical studies indicate that there is a close relationship between this family and the five former Perciform families which make up the Carangiformes.

Distribution and habitat This species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific, from the Red 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 in schools near the surface of waters.

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