Orangespotted Trevally, Flavocaranx bajad (Forsskål 1775)

Other Names: Orange-spotted Trevally

An Orangespotted Trevally, Carangoides bajad, at Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Source: Paddy Ryan / License: All rights reserved

A brassy to silvery trevally with many orange spots and often indistinct dusky bars on the sides. Orange-spotted Trevally can rapidly change colour to become completely yellow or yellowish-orange.
This species was previously known as Carangoides bajad.

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Dianne J. Bray, Flavocaranx bajad in Fishes of Australia, accessed 13 Jun 2024,

Orangespotted Trevally, Flavocaranx bajad (Forsskål 1775)

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Northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Indo-west Pacific. Inhabits coastal reefs, along outer reef slopes or around large coral heads.

Species Citation

Scomber ferdau bajad Forsskål, 1775, Descriptiones animalium: 55. Type locality: Red Sea.


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Orangespotted Trevally, Flavocaranx bajad (Forsskål 1775)


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Forsskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones animalium Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris rubri geographica. Hauniae : Mölleri 1-19, i-xxxiv, 164 pp., 43, pls.

Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

Kuiter, R.H. & Tonozuka, T. 2001. Indonesian Reef Fishes. Part 1. Eels- Snappers, Muraenidae - Lutjanidae. Australia : Zoonetics pp. 1-302.

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 pp. 2069-2790.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37337079

Depth:to 70 m

Fishing:Commercial & gamefish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:55 cm TL

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