Animal Species:Thicklip Trevally, Carangoides orthogrammus (Jordan & Gilbert, 1802)

The Thicklip Trevally has scattered dark spots and a few larger yellow spots on the body. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.

A Thicklip Trevally at North Solitary Island

Ian Shaw © Ian Shaw

Standard Common Name

Thicklip Trevally

Identification

The Thicklip Trevally has a compressed body with a row of scutes on the caudal peduncle. It is silver to blue-grey with scattered dark spots and a few larger yellow spots on the body. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are blue.

Size range

The species grows to 60 cm in length.

Distribution

The Thicklip Trevally occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.In Australia it is known from south-western Western Australia around the tropical north and south to the central coast of New South Wales.

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 orthogrammus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Thicklip Trevally specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Classification

Species:
orthogrammus
Genus:
Carangoides
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. Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  6. 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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