Silver Trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus (Cuvier 1833)


Other Names: Araara, Blue Trevally, Blurter, Bruised-face Trevally, Jack, Ranger, Silver Bream, Skipjack Trevally, Skippy, Trevally, White Trevally

A Silver Trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus, in the Solitary Islands, New South Wales. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution

Summary:

Greenish-blue above, silvery below, with a rather large diffuse black spot on the upper margin of the gill cover. Juveniles and sub-adults usually have a yellow mid-lateral stripe and a faint yellow stripe along the bases of the dorsal and anal fins.

Large mobile schools of Silver Trevally move in and out of estuaries, and often hang around jetties and piers. 

Video of a school of Silver Trevally at Bawley Point, New South Wales. 

School of Silver Trevally in Cabbage Tree Bay, New South Wales.

This species was previously confused with Pseudocaranx dentex.


Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2018, Pseudocaranx georgianus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 22 Aug 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4279

Silver Trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus (Cuvier 1833)

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Distribution

Found in southern Australia from north of Sydney, New South Wales, to Lancelin, north of Perth, Western Australia. Also occurs at Lord Howe Island and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea, and in New Zealand. Inhabits coastal waters and bays, often near rocky areas, in depths of 0-30 m.

Features

Dorsal fin VIII + I, 25-28; Anal fin II; I, 21-24; Caudal fin 17; Pectoral fin 18-20; Pelvic fin I, 5; Lateral line 73-95 (scales) + 16-27 (scutes); Gill rakers 8-11 + 20-23.

Body deep, oval, compressed, tail base very slender; pectoral fins long, slender, scythe-like, reaching almost to straight part of lateral line; enlarged bony scales present at rear end of lateral line; hind margin of upper jaw nearly vertical; scales absent below and before eye. Greenish-blue above, silvery below, with a rather large diffuse black spot on upper margin of gill cover; juveniles and subadults usually with a yellow mid-lateral stripe and a faint yellow stripe along dorsal and anal-fin bases.

Colour

Greenish-blue above, silvery below, with a rather large diffuse black spot on upper margin of gill cover; juveniles and subadults usually with a yellow mid-lateral stripe and a faint yellow stripe along dorsal and anal-fin bases.

Species Citation

Caranx georgianus Cuvier 1833, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 9: 85. Type locality: King George Sound, WA.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Silver Trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus (Cuvier 1833)

References


Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1833. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 9 512 pp. pls 246-279.

Gomon, M.F. 1994. Family Carangidae. pp. 582-590 figs 516-522 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. A survey of the nearshore reef fish fauna of Western Australia's west and south coasts - The Leeuwin Province. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 46: 1-66 figs 1-6

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs.

James, G.D. & Stephenson, A.B. 1974. Caranx georgianus Cuvier, 1833 (Pisces, Carangidae) in temperate Australasian waters. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 4(4): 401-410 figs 1-5

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp.

Macleay, W.J. 1881. Descriptive catalogue of the fishes of Australia. Part 2. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 1 5(4): 510-629 pls 13-14

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Field Guide to Trawl Fish from Temperate Waters of Australia. Hobart : CSIRO Division of Marine Research 492 pp.

Roughley, T.C. 1951. Fish and Fisheries of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 343 pp.

Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia. Adelaide : Government Printer 392 pp. figs.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 1999. Family Carangidae. pp. 2659-2756 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790 pp.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. 2008. Family Carangidae. pp. 575-581 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Jelks, H.L. 2006. Australian trevallies of the genus Pseudocaranx (Teleostei: Carangidae), with description of a new species from Western Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 63(1): 97-106.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37337062

Depth:0-200 m

Fishing:Commercial, recreational fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:94 cm

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