Animal Species:Barcheek Trevally, Carangoides plagiotaenia (Bleeker, 1857)

The Barcheek Trevally is silver-grey in colour and occurs in tropical marine waters.

A Barcheek Trevally at the Great Barrier Reef

Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl

Standard Common Name

Barcheek Trevally

Alternative Name/s

Black-cheeked Trevally

Identification

The Barcheek Trevally is silver-grey. The body often has small grey and yellowish spots. There is a dark bar on the margin of the preoperculum.

Size range

The species grows to around 45 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific. In Australia it is known from the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Carangoides plagiotaenia

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Barcheek Trevally specimens in Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
plagiotaenia
Genus:
Carangoides
Family:
Carangidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii

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References

  1. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  2. Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen & J.E. Hanley. 1989. Zoological Catalogue of Australia Vol.7 Pisces Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Survey. Pp. i-xii, 1-665.
  3. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Barcheek Trevally, Carangoides plagiotaenia, Carangidae, silver-grey, tropical water, marine, Black-cheeked Trevally, dots/spots, 30 cm - 1 m, Great Barrier Reef,