A carangid genus with the following combination of characters: lateral line without scutes and weakly convex above pectoral fin, becoming straight posteriorly; dorsal fin VI–or VII–I, 17‒27; dorsal-fin spines of adults very short with anterior margins not connected by interradial membranes; anal-fin II–I, 16‒25; vertebrae 10 + 14; both jaws with bands of villiform teeth; adipose eyelid weakly developed (Walsh & Smith-Vaniz 2019).
Author: Bray, D.J. 2019
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Bray, D.J. 2019, Trachinotus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jun 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/1526
Smith-Vaniz, W.F. & Walsh, S.J. 2019. Indo-West Pacific species of Trachinotus with spots on their sides as adults, with description of a new species endemic to the Marquesas Islands (Teleostei: Carangidae). Zootaxa 4651(1): 1-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4651.1.1