Fringefin Trevally, Pantolabus radiatus Click to enlarge image
A male Fringefin Trevally caught on hook and line near Maningrida, mouth of the Liverpool River, Northern Territory, July 2005. Image: Mark Mikkelsen
© Mark Mikkelsen

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    radiatus
    Genus
    Pantolabus
    Family
    Carangidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to about 40 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

Identification

The Fringefin Trevally is a compressed, silvery-coloured fish. It has a yellow forked tail with a black upper lobe tip. Males have long filamentous dorsal and anal fin rays.

Distribution

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.



References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. 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.