Bumpnose Trevally, Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley 1934)

Other Names: Bump-nosed Trevally, Epaulet Trevally, Long-finned Trevally, Port Hedland Trevally

A Bumpnose Trevally, Carangoides hedlandensis, at Direction island, north of Onslow, Western Australia, June 2018. Source: Glen Whisson / iNaturalist.org. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial

A deep-bodied greenish-blue trevally with a silvery belly, a blackish blotch on the upper gill cover and a yellowish tail. Adult males have 3-8 filamentous rays in the middle of the dorsal and anal fins.

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Bumpnose Trevally, Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley 1934)

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Recorded in Australia from Shark Bay, Western Australia, to Hervey Bay, Queensland. Found elsewhere in the tropical, Indo-west Pacific (east to Samoa).


Dorsal fin IX, 20-22; Anal fin III, 16-18, Lateral line with 17-29 scutes.
Adult males with the middle dorsal and anal rays filamentous.


Taken by hook-and-line, and in bottom trawls.


The species is named for the type locality: Port Hedland, Western Australia.

Species Citation

Olistus hedlandensis Whitley 1934, Rec. Aust. Mus. 19(2): 156, fig. 2. Type locality:  Port Hedland, WA.


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Bumpnose Trevally, Carangoides hedlandensis (Whitley 1934)


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Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37337042

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:0-40 m

Fishing:Commercial, recreational fish

Max Size:32 cm TL

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