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Qeqertarsuatsiaat (dansk: Fiskenæsset) er en bygd i Nuuk kommune, sydvest på Grønland. Den ligger mellom hovedstaden Nuuk (Godthåb) og Paamiut, ca. 150 km syd for Nuuk.

Pr januar 2004 bodde det 273 innbyggere her, og navnet betyr «den ganske store øya». De fikk bygdestatus i 1872.

Bygda ble etablert i 1754 av den danske handelsmannen Anders Olsen, som en handelsstasjon. Herifra kunne KGH (Den Kongelige Grønlandske Handel) drive handel med skinn og hvalspekk, med de lokale jaktfolkene. Dette var den femte bygda som ble etablert på Grønland.

Tradisjonelt har fiske etter torsk vært hovednæringsveien her, men på 1990-tallet sank torskebestanden veldig, inntektsgrunnlaget ble redusert, og bygda mistet mange innbyggere. Etter dette har imidlertid folketallet vært mer stabilt. I dag har Qeqertarsuatsiaat bl.a. skole, bibliotek, kirke, helsestasjon, postkontor, brannstasjon, elverk og eldrehjem.

I 2007 ble det kjent at det canadiske gruveselskapet True North Gems har begynt prøveboring etter rubiner i Aappaluttoqområdet i Qeqertarsuatsiaat. Det er Fællesrådet vedrørende Mineralske Råstoffer i Grønland som behandler søknader om gruvedrift på Grønland.

John II of Portugal

John II (Portuguese: João II, Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w̃]; 3 March 1455 – 25 October 1495), the Perfect Prince (Portuguese: o Príncipe Perfeito), was the king of Portugal and the Algarves in 1477/1481–1495.

He is known for re-establishing the power of the Portuguese throne, reinvigorating the Portuguese economy, and renewing his country’s exploration of Africa and the Orient.

Born in Lisbon, the son of King Afonso V of Portugal by his wife, Isabella of Coimbra, John II succeeded his father as ruler of Portugal in 1477, when the king retired to a monastery, but only became king in 1481, after the death of his father and predecessor.

As a prince, John II accompanied his father in the campaigns in northern Africa and was made a knight after the victory in the Conquest of Arzila in 1471. In 1473, he married Leonor of Viseu, an infanta of Portugal and his first cousin.

Even at a young age, John was not popular among the peers of the kingdom since he was immune to external influence and appeared to despise intrigue. The nobles (including particularly Ferdinand II, the Duke of Braganza) were afraid of his future policies as king.

After his official accession to the throne in 1481, John II took a series of measures to curtail the power of the Portuguese aristocracy and concentrate power in himself. As one of example of the measure he took, he deprived the nobles of their right to administer justice on their estates. Immediately, the nobles started to conspire. Letters of complaint and pleas to intervene were exchanged between the Duke of Braganza and Queen Isabella I of Castile.

King John took the precaution of renegotiating the „Tercerias de Moura“ agreement to insure that his son Afonso was living safely back at court before he would move against Braganza, the most powerful noble in the realm (the original agreement called for Afonso to live in Moura, Portugal, with his intended Spanish bride, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, as children before their marriage). In 1483, additional correspondence was intercepted by royal spies. The House of Braganza was outlawed, their lands confiscated and the duke executed in Évora. His widow, Isabella of Viseu, John’s cousin and sister-in-law, fled with her children to Castile.

In the following year, the Duke of Viseu, John’s cousin and brother-in-law, was summoned to the palace and stabbed to death by the king himself for suspicion of a new conspiracy. Many other people were executed, murdered, or exiled to Castile, including the Bishop of Évora, who was poisoned in prison. Following the crackdown, no one in the country dared to defy the king and John saw no further conspiracies during his reign. A great confiscation of estates followed and enriched the crown, which now became the dominant power of the realm.

Facing a bankrupt kingdom, John II showed the initiative to solve the situation by creating a regime in which a Council of Scholars took a vital role. The king conducted a search of the population and selected members for the Council on the basis of their abilities, talents and credentials. John’s exploration policies (see below) also paid great dividends. Such was the profit coming from John II’s investments in the overseas explorations and expansion that the Portuguese currency had become the soundest in Europe. The kingdom could finally collect taxes for its own use rather than to pay debts, mainly thanks to its main gold source at that time, the coast of Guinea.

John II famously restored the policies of Atlantic exploration, reviving the work of his great-uncle, Henry the Navigator. The Portuguese explorations were his main priority in government. Portuguese explorers pushed south along the known coast of Africa with the purpose of discovering the maritime route to India and breaking into the spice trade. During his reign, the following (Elmina).achievements were realized:

The true extent of Portuguese explorations has been the subject of academic debate. According to one theory, some navigations were kept secret for fear of competition by neighbouring Castile. The archives of this period were mainly destroyed in the fire after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, and what was not destroyed during the earthquake was either stolen or destroyed during the Peninsular War or otherwise lost.

When Columbus returned from his first voyage early in 1493, he thought of first stopping in Lisbon to claim his victory in front of King John II. King John II’s only response to this was that under the Treaty of Alcáçovas previously signed with Spain, Columbus’s discoveries lay within Portugal’s sphere of influence. Before Columbus even reached Isabella I of Castile, John II had already sent a letter to them threatening to send a fleet to claim it for Portugal. Spain quickly hastened to the negotiating table, which took place in a small Spanish town named Tordesillas. A papal representative was present to act as mediator. The result of this meeting would be the famous Treaty of Tordesillas, which sought to divide all newly discovered lands in the New World between Spain and Portugal.

The division of the world, however, was not the main issue that poisoned relations between the Iberian kingdoms. Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon had several daughters, but only one feeble male heir: John, Prince of Asturias. The oldest daughter, Isabella of Aragon, had been married to Afonso, Prince of Portugal, since childhood. Afonso was John II’s only son and beloved by the king. If Ferdinand died without male heir, as was probable, Afonso would be the heir not only to the throne of Portugal, but also to those of Castile and Aragon. This threat to Castilian and Aragonese independence was very real, and the Catholic Monarchs tried every diplomatic trick to dissolve the wedding. Finally, in 1491, Afonso died in mysterious circumstances: a fall from a horse during a ride in the margin of the Tagus river. The influence of Isabella and Ferdinand in this accident was never proved, but the prince was an excellent rider, his Castilian valet fled, never to be seen again, and after this, Isabella, the heiress, was no longer married to Castile’s enemy. John tried without success until the end of his life to legitimise Jorge, Duke of Coimbra, his illegitimate son.

John II died at Alvor at age 40 without legitimate children. He was succeeded by his first cousin Manuel I.

The nickname the Perfect Prince is a posthumous appellation that is intended to refer to Niccolò Machiavelli’s work The Prince. John II is considered to have lived his life exactly according to the writer’s idea of a perfect prince. Nevertheless, he was admired as one of the greatest European monarchs of his time. Isabella I of Castile usually referred to him as El Hombre (The Man).

The Italian scholar Poliziano wrote a letter to John II that paid him a profound homage:

Indeed, Poliziano considered his achievements to be more meritorious than those of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar. He offered to write an epic work giving an account of John II accomplishments in navigation and conquests. The king replied in a positive manner in a letter of 23 October 1491, but delayed the commission.


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Die Mohrenmeise (Melaniparus niger) ist 16 Zentimeter großer Singvogel aus der Familie der Meisen.

Die Vögel haben ein schwarzes Rückengefieder, der Bauch ist gräulich bis schwarz gefärbt. Der Kopf, der Schnabel und der Schwanz sind ebenfalls schwarz. Die Beine sind gräulich. Der unter Teil der Flügelschwingen ist weiß mit schwarzen Streifen. Es gibt auch ganz schwarze Exemplare je nach Verbreitungsgebiet. Männchen und Weibchen unterscheiden sich nicht in der Gefiederfarbe.

Die Mohrenmeise bewohnt die Wälder, Waldränder und lichten Baumbestände im Süden Afrikas, nördlich bis Tansania.

Sie ziehen in kleinen Gruppen auf der Suche nach Nahrung durch die Wälder. Zur ihrer Nahrung zählen kleinere Insekten, aber auch Pflanzensamen und Beeren.

Zur Fortpflanzungszeiten bilden kleine Brutkolonien. Das Weibchen legt 3-4 Eier pro Brut. Die Brutdauer beträgt ca. 2 Wochen, danach verbleiben die Jungen noch bis zu 20 Tage im Nest. Die Jungen werden überweidend mit Insekten gefüttert. An der Brutfürsorge beteiligten sich auch die Jungen des Vorjahres.

Aufgrund ihrer weiten Verbreitung und das für diese Art keinerlei Gefährdungen bekannt sind stuft die IUCN diese Art als (Least Concern) ungefährdet ein.

Mads Mensah Larsen

Mads Mensah Larsen (født 12. august 1991 i Nørre Aaby) er en dansk håndballspiller, som spiller for Aalborg Håndbold.

Larsen har også spilt landslagskamper for Danmark.

1: Niklas Landin Jacobsen · 5: Mads Mensah Larsen · 6: Casper Ulrich Mortensen · 7: Anders Eggert · 10: Nikolaj Markussen · 11: Rasmus Lauge · 13: Bo Spellerberg · 15: Jesper Nøddesbo · 16: Jannick Green · 17: Lasse Svan Hansen · 18: Hans Lindberg · 19: René Toft · 21: Henrik Møllgaard · 22: Kasper Søndergaard · 23: Henrik Toft · 24: Mikkel Hansen · 26: Kasper Nielsen · landslagssjef: Ulrik Wilbek · assistenttrener: Henrik Kronborg

1: Niklas Landin Jacobsen · 2: Thomas Mogensen · 3: Mads Christiansen · 4: Klaus Thomsen · 5: Mads Mensah Larsen · 6: Casper Ulrich Mortensen · 7: Anders Eggert · 13: Bo Spellerberg · 14: Michael V. Knudsen · 15: Jesper Nøddesbo · 16: Jannick Green Krejberg · 17: Lasse Svan Hansen · 18: Hans Lindberg · 19: René Toft Hansen · 21: Henrik Møllgaard · 22: Kasper Søndergaard · 24: Mikkel Hansen · landslagssjef: Ulrik Wilbek · assistenttrener: Klavs Bruun Jørgensen

1: Niklas Landin Jacobsen · 3: Mads Christiansen · 5: Mads Mensah Larsen · 6: Casper Ulrich Mortensen · 7: Anders Eggert · 11: Rasmus Lauge Schmidt · 13: Bo Spellerberg · 15: Jesper Nøddesbo · 16: Jannick Green · 17: Lasse Svan Hansen · 18: Hans Lindberg · 19: René Toft Hansen · 21: Henrik Møllgaard · 22: Kasper Søndergaard · 23: Henrik Toft Hansen · 24: Mikkel Hansen · 27: Michael Damgaard · hovedtrener: Guðmundur Guðmundsson

1: Niklas Landin Jacobsen · 2: Alexander Lynggaard · 3: Mads Christiansen · 5: Mads Mensah Larsen · 6: Casper Ulrich Mortensen · 7: Anders Eggert Magnussen · 11: Rasmus Lauge Schmidt · 15: Jesper Nøddesbo · 17: Lasse Svan Hansen · 18: Hans Lindberg · 20: Kevin Møller · 21: Henrik Møllgaard Jensen · 23: Henrik Toft Hansen · 24: Mikkel Hansen · 27: Michael Damgaard Nielsen · 29: Peter Balling Christensen · landslagssjef: Guðmundur Guðmundsson · assistenttrener: Tomas Svensson

Козыри (Ростовская область)

Козыри — хутор в Миллеровском районе Ростовской области. Входит в состав Колодезянского сельского поселения.

Городское поселение: Миллеровское

Сельские поселения: Верхнеталовское | Волошинское | Дёгтевское | Колодезянское | Криворожское | Мальчевское | Ольхово-Рогское | Первомайское | Сулинское | Титовское | Тренёвское | Туриловское

Районный центр: город Миллерово

Населённые пункты: Александровский | Антоновка | Ануфриевка | Афанасьевский | Банниково-Александровский | Белогоровка | Беляевск | Боченков | Венделеевка | Верхнекамышинский | Верхнеталовка | Волошино | Гернер | Гетманов | Горноватовка | Готальский | Грай-Воронец | Греково | Греково-Петровский | Греково-Станичный | Гремучий | Дёгтево | Долотинка | Донецкий лесхоз | Дудки | Екатериновка | Еритовка | Жеребковский | Журавка | Закосьнов | Зеленая Роща | Зинцева Балка | Ивановка | Иллиодоровка | Имени Ленина | Калиновка | Калмыковка | Каменка | Касьяновка | Ключковка | Козыри | Колодези | Красная Заря | Красная Звезда | Краснянка | Криворожье | Кринички | Криничный | Кудиновка | Кузмичевка | Кумшацкий | Ленина | Лиман | Локтев | Луки | Малахов | Малотокмацкий | Мальчевская | Мальчевско-Полненская | Маринченский | Машлыкино | Мельничный | Нижнебурцев | Нижнекамышинка | Нижненагольная | Нижняя Таловка | Никаноровка | Николаевка | Никольская | Новая Деревня | Новоалександровка (Ольхово-Рогское поселение) | Новоалександровка (Сулинское поселение) | Новоалександровский | Новоандреевка | Новоефановка | Новоивановка | Новониколаевка | Новорусский | Новоспасовка | Новоталовка | Новоуколовка | Обуховка | Октябрьский | Ольховый Рог | Ореховка | Пантелеевка | Петровский | Подгаевка | Позднеевка | Полосачи | Поповка | Редкодуб | Рогалик | Сергеевка | Спартак | Старая Станица | Сулин | Суровский | Сысоево | Тарадинка | Теплицкий | Терновая | Терновой | Титовка | Тренёвка | Туриловка | Туроверов | Туроверово-Глубокинский | Усово | Фоминка | Фроловка | Херсоны | Хмызов | Чигиринка | Шиловка | Ямовка | Ярский

2013–14 Dutch Basketball League squads

The 2013–14 Dutch Basketball League season was the 54th season of the Dutch Basketball League. The following ten squads participated.

Hakim Salem

Patrick Faydherbe

Sam Jones

Sander van der Holst

Jean-Marc Jaumin

Mike Nahar

Ivica Skelin

Anjo Mekel

Ed Molthoff

Tom Simpson

Toon van Helfteren

Raoul Straathof

Michael Schuurs

Max van der Wielen

Ferry Steenmetz

Armand Salomon

Niels Vorenhout

Herman van den Belt

Mark van Schutterhoef
Rein van der Kamp

Cowhill, Greater Manchester


Cowhill (archaically Cow Hill) is a locality of Chadderton, in the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England.

It is located 0.5 miles (0.80 km) southeast of Chadderton town centre close to its eastern boundary with Oldham and is contiguous with the Block Lane, Stock Brook, Butler Green and Nimble Nook areas of the town and with Freehold and Westwood in Oldham.

A former hamlet which grew into an industrial village, Cowhill is now a residential area and includes a large housing estate, Crossley, built as part of widespread redevelopment of the area in the 1960s and 1970s. 2014 saw the completion of major refurbishment of the estate including 87 new houses and a new community centre, The Crossley Centre.

Cow Hill sub post office, located at 299 Denton Lane, was the last institution to bear the locality’s name. It closed as part of the Post Office’s restructuring of services in 2008–09.

Mentioned in the mid-16th century as Coohill and Cohyll, the district’s growth during the late 18th and early 19th centuries led to this description in 1826 –

„Cowhill, with Alder Root, form united a kind of small village with two public houses and a considerable number of cottages“.

Twice in the 17th century Chadderton was to see many of its inhabitants die from plague epidemics. The first occurred in 1633 when many deaths were recorded in Cowhill.

Prior to 1810 and the construction of the Middleton to Oldham Turnpike road (Middleton Road) Cowhill and Alder Root formed part of the main route from Chadderton to Middleton.

Noted for its coal mining community, it once had several public houses, but only two remain. The Dog Inn was first licensed in 1750. The Crown (also known locally as The Sump Hole) dates to the early 1870s.

In 1811 The Dog Inn was one of Chadderton’s two meeting places for a contingent of workers who marched to Manchester for the iil-fated political demonstration that came to be known as the Peterloo Massacre. John Ashton of Cowhill was one of the 15 fatalities of that incident.

The mid 19th century saw the construction of the first railway line into Oldham pass through Cowhill. The Middleton Junction and Oldham Branch Railway line opened on 31 March 1842 to Oldham Werneth railway station. A second line passed through the area on 17 May 1880 with the opening of the Oldham Loop Line from Manchester. The two lines converged near Alder Root. (See Oldham Loop Line).

Several cotton spinning mills were built during the cotton boom of mid to late 1800’s including Alder Root Mill (1860–1883), Chadderton Mill (1885 – still standing), Glenby (1885–1962) and Osborne (1853–1973). See List of mills in Chadderton The Chadderton Mill is a grade II listed building. The mill ceased production in June 2000, being the last cotton mill in Chadderton to function as such.

On 22 April 1907, the Walsh Street railway bridge was the location of a railway incident that became known as the ‚Cow Hill Accident‘ involving a dozen privately owned wagons drawn by Platt Brothers locomotives. The siding along which the train was running descended steeply towards a stop-block adjacent to Walsh Street. Running out of control, the train continued through the stop-block and crashed, wagon after wagon into the street below.

Cowhill had a school, churches, farms, mills and factories, a Conservative Club, and held an annual fair, ‚Cowhill Wakes‘, but widespread redevelopment during the 1970s swept most of this away. Cow Hill Lane was renamed as part of an extended Denton Lane during this period.

The Wesleyan Methodist movement established a church on the corner of Manchester Street and St Domingo Street, Oldham (now Rochdale Road) at which John Wesley preached on 2 April 1790, From that church two workers were sent to establish a ‚Society Class‘ in Cowhill on the outskirts of town. For a while the society flourished, meeting in houses or the ‚National School‘, but with the departure of the two key workers and the national controversy agitating the Wesleyan Methodist cause the society dwindled until it ceased to exist. The work was re-established in 1847. The Methodists held open air services and cottage prayer meetings in premises at Old Lane, Bank Mill at Stock Brook and Denton Lane. Visits to these outlying spots became dangerous with ropes tied across the dark lanes to trip up the worshippers, who were then pelted with sods and stones. The antagonism increased with the village bell man going around the area urging the people to yell and shout whenever they met.

On 5 July 1854 a request was made to friends and every home in the village, to subscribe to a new school. In April 1855 the foundations of Cowhill Methodist Church and School were laid and the church opened on 29 July 1855. It was located on Block Lane between the Dog Inn and the railway bridge that is now the location of Freehold Metrolink station. The church closed in 1966 when it amalgamated with other local churches to form South Chadderton Methodist Church at Butler Green.

In the 1880s the new parish church of Christ Church, situated just along Block Lane, had begun a mission work in a cottage in Cowhill. This cottage was opposite the old „Dusty Miller“ public house and was known by both its friends and enemies as „Cowhill Cathedral.“ It later moved to number 27 Walsh St where the activities of the „Cowhill Mission“ carried on well into the 20th century.

A temporary school was first erected in 1814 at the expense of Sir Thomas Horton of Chadderton Hall and the National Schools Society. It lay on the opposite side of Cowhill Lane (now Denton Lane) to the Glenby Mill on land which had been the bowling green of an inn (The Blue Bell). The foundation stone for the main school building was laid on 24 June 1818.

It was used as a Sunday school and an occasional day school initially independent of any church. Consequently, the Methodists in Cowhill established a Sunday school of their own in 1828 and began regular services in the school, but these were discontinued in about 1835, re-establishing itself in 1847. (This school building was demolished and rebuilt in about 1876 due to the construction of the embankment for the Oldham/Hollinwood Railway).

In 1894 the school Trustees, unable to financially support the school, let the premises to the Chadderton School Board.

The school closed on 19 June 1905, the building being considered too redundant for educational use, and most of the students were transferred to the new Stanley Road Council School.

The Wakes was celebrated towards the end of August and evolved into a public holiday when workers in the cotton mills were given time off from work and, if fortunate, went to the seaside for a weeks break. Funfairs became part of the tradition and Wakes became established as a time for fun and enjoyment.

In Chadderton the local Wakes took on a new aspect when the landlord of the Dog Inn at Cowhill, Samuel Kay, established a fair in 1886 on nearby land as a means of promoting sales in his establishment. So successful was the venture that Cowhill Wakes became an annual event in August until it was discontinued about 1960.

First Greater Manchester operates bus service 415 linking Cowhill with Oldham and Middleton.

Manchester Community Transport operates bus service 159 to Oldham via Chadderton town centre and to Middleton via Hollinwood, Woodhouses, Failsworth and New Moston and service 419 providing links to Ashton-U-Lyne and to Middleton via Chadderton town centre.

Stagecoach Manchester operated bus service 152 to Hollinwood and to Firwood Park via Chadderton town centre, the service being withdrawn in January 2015.

Freehold Metrolink station, on Cowhill’s common border with Werneth on Block Lane, provides direct tram links to Manchester and beyond and to Rochdale Railway Station and town centre.

Portland Handicap

The Portland Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 5 furlongs and 140 yards (1,134 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

The event was established in 1855, and for a period it was known as the Portland Plate. The original course started opposite a coaching inn called Red House, and it featured a left-handed bend at about halfway. The race was later transferred to a straight course.

The Portland Handicap is held during Doncaster’s four-day St. Leger Festival, and it is currently staged on the final day, the same day as the St. Leger Stakes.

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

a The 2006 running took place at York over 5 furlongs and 89 yards.

* The 1941 edition was held at Newmarket.

Paston Great Barn

Paston Great Barn (grid reference ) is a mediaeval barn, near Paston Hall on the southeast edge of the village of Paston, in northeast Norfolk, England. It is owned by the North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust. It dates from 1581 and is associated with the Paston family. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a grade II* Listed Building.

It is a long, low barn, with a thatched roof, and walls built of brick, flint and limestone. It has large doors with timber lintels. The barn was commissioned by Sir William Paston III as a grain store and threshing barn. It is approximately 70 metres long, 9 metres wide and 16 metres high. It has been granted Grade II* Listed Building status by English Heritage due to its architectural and historical importance. There are three 30-metre long Victorian wings on the eastern side of the barn, added to house cattle.

The barn and its immediate surroundings, an area of 0.95 hectares was notified as a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest by English Nature in 1999, and the site has also been designated as a Special Area of Conservation.

In 2002, English Nature started a 50-year lease of the barn. There is currently no public access into the barn, partly in order to minimise disturbance to the bats, although some educational interpretation at the site is being considered for the future.

The barn is one of only three maternity roosts in Britain for the Barbastelle Bat, a species which is rare at a European scale, and it is the only one of the three which is in a building. The colony was discovered in 1996. The Barbastelles mostly roost in large crevices in timber lintels over the barn doors. Their feeding grounds are believed to include nearby coastal cliffs.

Breeding colonies of Natterer’s Bat (Myotis nattereri), Brown Long-eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) and Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) also inhabit the barn.


Gnathanodon speciosus

Gnathanodon speciosus • Carangue royale, Carangue dorée

Nom binominal

Gnathanodon speciosus
(Forsskål, 1775)

La carangue royale ou carangue dorée, Gnathanodon speciosus, est un poisson de la famille des Carangidés.

La carangue royale, qui est la seule espèce du genre Gnathanodon, fait partie de la famille des Carangidés, de l’ordre des perciformes et du sous-ordre percoidei.

La première description scientifique d’un individus de cette espèce est réalisée par le naturaliste Peter Forsskål (également connus sous le nom de Pehr Forsskål), en 1775.

Synonymes :

Noms vernaculaires :

Les carangues royales possèdent huit épines dorsales, de 18 à 20 rayons mous dorsaux, 3 épines anales et de 15 à 17 rayons mous anales. Le corps est de couleur argenté mêlée d’un jaune brillant. Le corps est marqué d’une dizaine de barres verticales sombres, qui tendent à s’effacer chez les adultes dont le corps se marque de quelques points noirs. Les nageoires sont jaunes. La nageoire pectorale est en forme de faux et de couleur jaune. La nageoire anale possède deux pointes distinctes.

Elles se distinguent également par leur absence de dentition

La taille maximale est de 120 cm, mais les individus fréquemment observés ont une taille approchant les 75 cm, et le poids maximal répertorié est de 15 kg.

Ces poissons tropicaux peuplent des eaux chaudes entre les latitudes 30°N et 30°S, soit la zone Indo-Pacifique et l’Océan Pacifique oriental. Ils peuplent les eaux des océans Pacifique et Indien, et des nombreuses îles de ces deux océans. En Afrique, ils sont présents de la Mer Rouge jusqu’à Madagascar. Sur la côte occidentale des Amériques, ils se répartissent de la Basse-Californie-du-Sud et du golfe de Californie jusqu’à l’Équateur.

Ces carangues vivent sur les côtes récifales. Elles sont présentes dans les eaux des lagons profonds et sur les bords extérieurs des récifs barrières, côté océan. Elles se déplacent généralement en petit bancs. Elles se nourrissent en particulier de petits crustacés et invertébré présents dans les fond sablonneux, mais se nourrissent aussi de petits poissons présents dans le zooplancton. Ce régime alimentaire est probablement à mettre en relation avec leur absence de dentition. Les juvéniles accompagnent parfois les grandes méduses pélagiques, trouvant protection dans leur forêt de tentacules. Elles sont aussi connues pour accompagner parfois les grands requins, les grands poissons, les dugongs mais aussi les plongeurs, probablement à la recherche de protection et de nourriture.

La carangue royale peut-être capturée à la traîne et à la ligne de fond. Elle est parfois capturée par les pratiquants de la pêche sportive. Son importance commerciale est peu élevée, l’espèce étant généralement une prise secondaire. Elle est généralement commercialisée fraiche mais aussi séchée ou salée. Son prix semble assez élevé sur les marchés locaux. Elle est élevée en aquaculture et fait l’objet d’un commerce destiné aux amateurs.

Sa chair ne semble présenter aucun danger particulier relativement à la ciguatera.

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