SCOMBEROIDES COMMERSONNIANUS - (LACEPEDE -1802)
Queenfish are also Known as Leatherskin, Talang queenfish, Skinny, Skinnyfish and Queenie. Queenfish are bluish black on the upper body and silvery white metallic sheen along the flanks and belly area. Some Larger fish may be yellowish shade underneath. Another distinguishing feature is a line of up to five or more elliptical marks on the flanks above the lateral line. The Queenfish grows up to 120 cm and approximately 11Kg most commonly taken by anglers to around 7kg.
Body elongate, strongly compressed. Hind tip of upper jaw extending well beyond a vertical through posterior margin of eye in adults; dentary with 1-2 symphyseal canines. Body covered with broadly lanceolate scales; no scutes along lateral line. Color: body blue-greenish gray dorsally, silvery white ventrally, with a series of 6-8 dusky roundish blotches dorsolaterally in adults; dorsal and caudal fins uniformly dusky; anal and pelvic fins whitish in young.
Widely distributed in Indo-West Pacific from eastern coast of Africa to Australia. Also in the Persian Gulf
Chorinemus commersonii (Lacepède, 1801)
Chorinemus commersonnianus (Lacepède, 1801)
Chorinemus delicatulus (Richardson, 1846)
Chorinemus exoletus (Cuvier, 1832)
Chorinemus leucophthalmus (Richardson, 1846)
Chorinemus leucopthalmus (Richardson, 1846)
Scomber madagascariensis (Shaw, 1803)
Scomberoides commercianus (Lacepède, 1801)
Scomberoides commersonianus (Lacepède, 1801)