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.
Standard Common Name
Reef Herring, Round-finned Trevally
The species grows to about 40 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- 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 , Senior Fellow
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,