Longfin kingfish

The species, as it is currently recognised, was scientifically described and named by the German naturalist Eduard Rüppell in 1830, based on the holotype specimen taken from Massawa in the Red Sea.

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The Longfin kingfish lives in the pelagic-neritic, marine environment.

The longfin kingfish was a heavily exploited food fish which is now rarely caught in lagoonal waters. Update Glossary Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. Comments & Corrections Sign our Guest Book Back to Search cfm script by eagbayani, 11.10. More

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The longfin kingfish has a long soft dorsal and anal fin and a black spot at the top of the operculum. It can attain 100cm total length. They are found in the eastern Atlantic from Mauritania to Angola. More

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Common names

Kawala promienista in Polish (polski)
Kwee in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
longfin kingfish in English
longfinned trevally in English
Putihan in Javanese (basa Jawa)
sap-sap in French (français)
甲裸胸鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
甲裸胸鲹 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Carangoides
Species : Carangoides ciliarius
Authority : R