Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    orthogrammus
    Genus
    Carangoides
    Family
    Carangidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 60 cm in length.

Introduction

The Thicklip Trevally has scattered dark spots and a few larger yellow spots on the body. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.

Identification

The Thicklip Trevally has a compressed body with a row of scutes on the caudal peduncle. It is silver to blue-grey with scattered dark spots and a few larger yellow spots on the body. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are blue.

Distribution

The Thicklip Trevally occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.In Australia it is known from south-western 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 Thicklip Trevally specimens in the Australian Museums. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=carangoides%20orthogrammus&zoom=off#mapView

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. Allen, G.R. & R. Swainston. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 201.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  6. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.