Giant Trevally, Caranx ignobilis (Forsskål 1775)


Other Names: Barrier Trevally, Lowly Trevally

A Giant Trevally, Caranx ignobilis, at Guam, Marianas Islands. Source: David Burdick / http://guamreeflife.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:

A very large silvery or dusky golden to almost black trevally, sometimes with dark bands along the back. The Giant Trevally has a steep head profile, robust scutes on the rear of the straight part of the lateral line, and no dark spot on the rear part of the gill cover.

Giant Trevally often cruise along reef dropoffs in search of prey.


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Dianne J. Bray, Caranx ignobilis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Feb 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/4268

Giant Trevally, Caranx ignobilis (Forsskål 1775)

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from Perth, WA, around the tropical north to Wattamolla, NSW; also at Rowley Shoals, Scott/Seringapatam Reefs, Ashmore and Cartier Islands WA; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Christmas Island; Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea. Elsewhere, widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific. Giant Trevally are pelagic over rocky and sandy bottoms.

Feeding

Carnivores - feed at night on fishes and crustaceans such as crabs and spiny lobsters, crayfishes.

Species Citation

Scomber ignobilis Forsskål, 1775, Descriptiones animalium : 55. Type locality: Djedda and Lohaja, Red Sea.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Giant Trevally, Caranx ignobilis (Forsskål 1775)

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Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37337027

Depth:10-188 m

Depth:Ciguatera poisoning reported

Fishing:Popular commercial & gamefish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:180 cm TL; 80 kg

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