The Onion Trevally is a relatively deep body species that has a long filament at the front of the second dorsal fin. It occurs in inshore and continental shelf waters of the tropical Indo-West Pacific.
The Onion Trevally can be recognised by its relatively deep body and the long filament at the front of the second dorsal fin. The fish is bluish-grey above and silver below. There is usually an indistinct dark blotch on the operculum.
It has been called Carangoides uii in many publications.
The Onion Trevally is a pelagic species that occurs in inshore and continental shelf waters of the tropical Indo-West Pacific.
In Australia it is known from the north-western coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north and south to the central coast of New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.Ozcam map of Onion Trevally specimens in the Australian Museums. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=Carangoides%20caeruleopinnatus&zoom=off#mapView
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.