Genus Pseudocaranx


Summary:
Key to Australian species of Pseudocaranx (Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2006)
1a
. Posterior margin of upper jaw canted posteroventrally; scales present on lachrymal; lower limb gill rakers 24–28; scales in curved portion of lateral line 37–48 (southern NSW and eastern Bass Strait to Exmouth Gulf, WA)...................................................................................................................................................................Pseudocaranx wrighti
1b. Posterior margin of upper jaw nearly vertical; no scales on lachrymal; lower limb gill rakers 19–23 (except 24–27 in fish from Qld and Lord Howe Island, where P. wrighti does not occur); scales in curved portion of lateral line 53–80.....................................................................................................................................................................................................2 

2a. Segmented anal-fin rays 19–21; total lateral-line scales 58–75, rarely >71; caudal vertebrae 14 (Houtman Abrolhos to North West Cape, WA)................................................................................................................................P. dinjerra 
2b. Segmented anal-fin rays 21–24 (rarely 21); total lateral-line scales 72–95, rarely <74; caudal vertebrae 15..............................................................................................................................................................................................................3 

3a. Lower limb and total gill rakers 19–23 and 28–35 (rarely 35), respectively (New Zealand and NSW to Lancelin Island, WA)......................................................................................................................................................................P. georgianus
3b. Lower limb and total gill rakers 24–27 and 36–41 (rarely 36), respectively (southern Qld, Australia and Lord Howe I.)..........................................................................................................................................................................P. sp. “dentex”
Author: Bray, D.J. 2017

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2017, Pseudocaranx in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1245

References


Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Jelks, H.L. 2006. Australian trevallies of the genus Pseudocaranx (Teleostei: Carangidae), with description of a new species from Western Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 97-106  PDF open access