Animal Species:Fringefin Trevally, Pantolabus radiatus (Macleay, 1881)

The Fringefin Trevally has a yellow forked tail with a black upper lobe tip. The species occurs in estuarine, inshore and continental shelf waters of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Fringefin Trevally, Pantolabus radiatus

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Standard Common Name

Fringefin Trevally

Alternative Name/s

Reef Herring, Round-finned Trevally

Identification

The Fringefin Trevally is a compressed, silvery-coloured fish. It has a yellow forked tail with a black upper lobe tip. Males have long filamentous dorsal and anal fin rays.

Size range

The species grows to about 40 cm in length.

Distribution

This pelagic species occurs in estuarine, inshore and continental shelf waters (to about 30 m depth) of Australia and Papua New Guinea. In Australia it is known from north-western Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south on the east coast to southern Queensland.

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

Pantolabus radiatus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Fringefin Trevally specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
radiatus
Genus:
Pantolabus
Family:
Carangidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Fringefin Trevally, Pantolabus radiatus, Carangidae, Reef Herring, Round-finned Trevally, forked tail, black upper lobe, estuarine, inshore water, continental shelf, compressed, silver, yellow tail, 30 cm - 1 m, pelagic, marine,