Morphology Data of Carangoides dinema
Identification keys
Main Ref. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Description: Bluish green above, silvery white below; small dark blotches on back between bases of dorsal rays (Ref. 3197). LL with 23-30 scutes. Characterized by a series of small black rectangular spots at base of soft dorsal fin and dark anal fin (Ref. 37816). With diffuse brown blotch posteriorly on opercle, and yellowish upper caudal fin lobe (Ref. 90102). No filament on anal fin (Ref. 48635). Body nearly ovate, strongly compressed; nape slightly elevated, almost straight in profile. Breast scaleless ventrally only to origin of pelvic fins. Both jaws with bands of small teeth, widest anteriorly; upper jaw also with irregular outer series of moderately large teeth. (Ref. 90102)

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Carangoides dinema

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 0 - 6
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 16 - 19
on upper limb 7 - 9
total 23 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 9 - 9
Soft-rays total 17 - 19
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 15 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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