Thicklip Trevally, Carangoides orthogrammus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882)

Other Names: Blue Trevally, False Bluefin Trevally, False Bluefin Trevally, Island Jack, Island Trevally, Socorro Jack, Yellowspot Trevally, Yellow-spot Trevally, Yellowspotted Jack, Yellowspotted Trevally

Thicklip Trevally, Carangoides orthogrammus, in the Solitary Islands, New South Wales. Source: Rick Stuart-Smith / Reef Life Survey. License: CC By Attribution

A pale brassy to bluish-green trevally becoming silvery on the sides and below, with several prominent elliptical yellow to brassy spots (often with dusky centres) scattered on the midside, and pale brownish to bright blue dorsal, anal and caudal fins. Adults have 6-7 faint greyish bars on the upper side.

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Thicklip Trevally, Carangoides orthogrammus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882)

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Cape Cuvier, Western Australia, north to Ashmore and Cartier Islands in the Timor Sea, and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, to Jervis Bay, with stragglers south to Montague Island, New South Wales; also Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, reefs in the Corals Sea, and Norfolk Island and the Lord Howe Island region in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species is widespread in the tropical, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Individuals or small schools inhabit coral and rocky reefs, especially around oceanic islands, preferring sandy areas in lagoons, deeper seaward reefs and sandy beaches; also enters coastal bays and sandy estuaries.


Feeds mostly on small fishes, and also consumes crustaceans.


Sports fish.


Bray, D.J. 2017


Australian Faunal Directory

Thicklip Trevally, Carangoides orthogrammus (Jordan & Gilbert 1882)


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CAAB Code:37337057

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:to 168 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:75 cm TL

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