Morphology Data of Carangoides bajad
Identification keys
Main Ref. Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Description: Brassy dorsally, shading to yellowish on sides and silvery ventrally with numerous orange or orange-yellow spots scattered on sides; capable of rapidly changing color to almost entirely yellow or orange. Body oblong and compressed, dorsal profile more convex than ventral profile. Breast completely scaled or with narrow scaleless area anteroventrally. (Ref 559, 90102) LL scutes 20-30. Teeth widest anteriorly (Ref. 90102). Tip of the upper jaw on a level with the lower margin of the eye. Attains 40 cm in SL (Ref. 559).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Carangoides bajad

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 14 - 16
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 18 - 21
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 26 - 29


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 24 - 26
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 22 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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