Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier 1833)

Other Names: Club-nosed Trevally, Dusky Trevally, Grunting Trevally, Long-nose Trevally, Long-nosed Trevally, Tea-leaf Trevally

A Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys, on the Gold Coast Seaway, southern Queensland, September 2013. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A silvery to bluish-green trevally becoming silver with yellowish-green reflections below, with a black spot on the upper margin of the gill cover, long pectoral fins that extend to the straight part of the lateral line, and a blunt snout.

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Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier 1833)

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Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, around the tropical north to Bermagui, New South Wales. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific.
Adults are pelagic on deeper coastal reefs, while juveniles usually inhabit inshore areas, including estuaries.


Dorsal fin VIII, + I, 18-20; Anal fin III, 14-17; Gill rakers (first arch) 5-9, (second arch 15-18); Scutes 20-37 (weak); Vertebrae 24.
Pectoral fins falcate; breast scaleless to behind pelvic origin and laterally to pectoral base; soft dorsal-fin lobe falcate in juveniles with anterior rays extended into filaments, lobe becoming shorter than head in adults; first 2 anal-fin spines detached.


Carnivore - feeds on crustaceans and small fishes.


Taken as bycatch in commercial fisheries.

Similar Species

Differs from other similar species in having  the following combination of characters: scalation of the breast area (naked area of breast does not extend above the pectoral fin), number of gill rakers (21-24) and fin-ray counts (dorsal 19-20, anal 15-16).


The specific name chrysophrys is from Greek and means golden eyebrow.

Species Citation

Caranx chrysophrys Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 9: 77, pl. 247. Type locality: Seychelles.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys (Cuvier 1833)


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CAAB Code:37337011

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:15-105 m

Fishing:Commercial/recreational fish

Habitat:Reef associated, pelagic

Max Size:72 cm FL

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