Ulua mentalis (Cuvier, 1833)
Longrakered trevally
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Caranginae
 Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: East Africa (Ref. 3287) and Madagascar eastward to Taiwan and Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-22; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-18. Description: Dorsal bluish green, ventral silvery; fins dorsal and caudal black (Ref. 3197, 90102). Body compressed strongly; profile, dorsal more convex than ventral. Lower jaw prominent in large adult, chin projects beyond upper jaw. Breast scaleless on ventral side to behind pelvic fins. LL scales on straight part, LL scutes 26 to 38.
 Biology:  Adults are found in shallow coastal waters near reefs (Ref. 30573, 90102). Juveniles feed on benthic crustaceans (Ref. 37816) while adults feed on crustaceans and fish (Ref. 5213, 37816).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 30.07.94

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