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A carangid, Caranx melampygus (bluefin trevally)


carangid (plural carangids)

  1. (zoology) Any fish belonging to the family Carangidae.
    • 1983, T.J. Pitcher, P. Hart, Fisheries Ecology, page 56,
      The total catch in 1976 was probably about 3.5 million tons and was mainly composed of pelagic species such as sardines, mackerels and various carangids.
    • 2004, Phillip C. Heemstra, Coastal Fishes of Southern Africa[1], page 299:
      Carangids occur in a variety of habitats: coral and rocky reefs, in the surf along sandy beaches, and in estuaries. [] Most carangids are swift predators, and the larger species are prized as sport fish and for their excellent eating qualities.
    • 2008, Jennifer Leigh DeBose, Investigating the Role of Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) as an Aggregation Cue for Coral Reef and Reef-associated Fishes[2], page 64:
      Carangids may use DMSP as a cue to locate productive areas for foraging. Carangids generally feed on smaller fish, shrimps, and other invertebrates (Böhlke and Chaplin 1993).