Barcheek Trevally Click to enlarge image
A Barcheek Trevally at a depth of 2 m, 'Pixie's Pinnacle', Ribbon Reef #10, Great Barrier Reef off Cooktown, Queensland, June 2002. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    plagiotaenia
    Genus
    Carangoides
    Family
    Carangidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
  • Size Range
    The species grows to around 45 cm in length.

Introduction

The Barcheek Trevally is silver-grey in colour and occurs in tropical marine waters.

Identification

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.

Distribution

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.



References

  1. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  2. 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.
  3. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.