Barred Queenfish, Scomberoides tala (Cuvier 1832)


Other Names: Deep Leatherskin

Barred Queenfish, Scomberoides tala. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A relatively deep-bodied queenfish with a row of vertically elongate blotches or short bars crossing the lateral line in adults, a dusky dorsal-fin lobe, a yellowish pectoral fin, a white pelvic fin, and the upper jaw extending slightly beyond the rear margin of the eye.

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Barred Queenfish, Scomberoides tala (Cuvier 1832)

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Distribution

Dampier, Western Australia, to the Fitzroy River, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.

Features

Dorsal fin VI-VII +I, 19-21; Anal fin II-I, 17-19; Gill rakers 1-3 + 7-11 = 11-15; Vertebrae 10+16=26.
Body oblong, strongly compressed, covered with small lanceolate scales; hind tip of upper jaw extending slightly beyond a vertical through hind margin of eye; teeth in inner row of lower jaw distinctly larger than those in outer row. 

Fisheries

Taken in subsistence fisheries in parts of its range.

Species Citation

Chorinemus tala Cuvier, in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Vol. 8: 377. Typelocality: Malabar, India.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Resources

Atlas of Living Australia

Barred Queenfish, Scomberoides tala (Cuvier 1832)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 8 509 pp. pls 209-245. See ref at BHL

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes. Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. 

Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp.

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

Pepperell, J. 2010. Fishes of the Open Ocean a Natural History & Illustrated Guide. Sydney : University of New South Wales Press Ltd 266 pp. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. 

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1999. Family Carangidae. pp. 2659-2756 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. 

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Staiger, J.C. 1973. Comparative revision of Scomberoides, Oligoplites, Parona, and Hypacanthus with comments on the phylogenetic position of Campogramma (Pisces : Carangidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 39(13): 185-256 figs 1-26 See ref at BHL

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Williams, I. 2016. Scomberoides tala (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T20435070A115382032. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T20435070A67871565.en. Downloaded on 18 July 2020.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37337045

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-20 m

Habitat:Pelagic, coastal waters

Max Size:70 cm TL

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