Animal Species:Barcheek Trevally, Carangoides plagiotaenia (Bleeker, 1857)
The Barcheek Trevally is silver-grey in colour and occurs in tropical marine waters.
Standard Common Name
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.
The species grows to around 45 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
- 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.
- 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