Animal Species:Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier, 1833)

The Longnose Trevally is silvery to blue-green above and silver below. In Australia it is recorded from tropical waters of the central coast of Western Australia, around the north of the country, and south to northern New South Wales.

Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys

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Standard Common Name

Longnose Trevally

Alternative Name/s

Club-nosed Trevally

Identification

The Longnose Trevally is silvery to blue-green above and silver below. It has a black spot on the upper operculum and a long pectoral fin that reaches to the straight portion of the lateral line. This species also has a blunt snout which gives it one of its common names, the Club-nosed Trevally. The Longnose Trevally can be distinguished from several similar species by a combination of characters including the scalation of the breast (naked area of breast does not extend above the pectoral fin), the number of gill rakers (21-24) and fin ray counts (dorsal 19-20, anal 15-16).

Size range

The species grows to 60 cm in length.

Distribution

The Longnose Trevally has a widespread distribution throughout marine waters of the Indo-west Pacific. In Australia it is recorded from tropical waters of the central coast of Western Australia, around the north of the country, and south to northern New South Wales. Small juveniles are sometimes seen as far south as Sydney, presumably carried south by the east Australian current.

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 chrysophrys

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Longnose Trevally specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

It occurs near coastal reefs.

Classification

Species:
chrysophrys
Genus:
Carangoides
Family:
Carangidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Gunn, J.S. 1990. A Revision of Selected Genera of the Family Carangidae (Pisces) from Australian Waters. Records of the Australian Museum. Supplement 12: 1-77.
  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.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  4. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557. (as Club-nosed Trevally)


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys, Carangidae, silver, blue-green, silver underside, tropical water, marine, Club-nosed Trevally, black spot, blunt snout, 30 cm - 1 m, coastal reef,