Animal Species:Turrum, Carangoides fulvoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775)

The Turrum has small dark or brassy spots on the upper sides of the body. The species occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific.

Standard Common Name

Turrum

Alternative Name/s

The species has also been called Embury's Turrum, Gold-spotted Trevally and Yellow-spotted Trevally.

Identification

The Turrum is a moderately elongate compressed fish. It is blue-green above and silvery below. It has small dark or brassy spots on the upper sides of the body. The spots usually form four or five rough bands.

Size range

The species grows to about 1 m in length.

Distribution

The species occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is known from south-western Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south to southern 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 fulvoguttatus

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Turrum specimens in the Australian Museums.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The Turrum is a pelagic species that occurs in continental shelf waters down to a depth of about 100 m.  The video, above, supplied by Julia Santana Garcon (University of Western Australia) shows the fish in its pelagic habitat.

Classification

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

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References

  1. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  4. Myers, R.F. 1999. Micronesian Reef Fishes. Coral Graphics. Pp. 330.
  5. 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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