White Trevally

Average Weight/Length

Max length : 122 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 18.1 kg; max. reported age: 49 years

Family, Genus, Class & Etymology

Family    Carangidae
Description    Jacks and pompanos
Environment    Brackish & Marine
Etymology    French, carangue = name of fish given in Caribe.1836
Genus    30
No. of Species    146
Order    Perciformes
Class    Actinopterygii
Reproductive Guild    Nonguarders
Distribution    Chiefly marine; rarely brackish. Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Body generally compressed, although body shape extremely variable from very deep to fusiform. Most species with only small cycloid scales. Scales along lateral line often modified into spiny scutes. Detached finlets, as many as nine, sometimes found behind dorsal and anal fins. Large juveniles and adults with 2 dorsal fins. Anterior dorsal fin with 3-9 spines; the second having 1 spine and usually 18-37 soft rays. Anal spines usually 3, the first 2 separate from the rest; soft rays usually 15-31. Widely forked caudal fin. Caudal peduncle slender. Pelvic fins lacking in Parona signata. Vertebrae 24-27 (modally 24). Fast swimming predators of the waters above the reef and in the open sea. Some root in sand for invertebrates and fishes. One of the most important families of tropical marine fishes; fished commercially and for recreation.

Other "Popular" Names for this Fish

Butaguchi, Pig-Lip

Location Habitat

Adults occur in bays and coastal waters, including estuaries. Juveniles usually inhabit estuaries, bays and shallow continental shelf waters, while adults form schools near the sea bed on the continental shelf. Schools are found at the surface, in mid-water and on the bottom and are often associated with reefs and rough bottom. Schools are sometimes mixed with Caranx koheru and Arripis trutta. Feed on plankton by ram-filtering and suction feeding and on bottom invertebrates

Biology & Physical Description

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 21 - 22; Vertebrae: 25. Greenish blue above, silvery white below; midside of body with yellow stripe; opercle with black spot. LL with 20-26 scutes. With maxilla the rear edge sloping slightly forward to its main axis, a large, diffuse dark blotch on the operculum, and a lateral line with 57-78 scales in the curved portion and 34-46 posterior scutes

Geographic Species Map (Fishbase.org Map)

Summary of Distribution: Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean, Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Ascension and St. Helena Island. Indo-Pacific: South Africa, Japan, Hawaii, Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, New Zealand. Reported from New Caledonia

Note: Distribution range colors indicate degree of suitability of habitat which can be interpreted as probabilities of occurrence (fishbase.org)

Food Rating

Game Rating : 9.5/10

Game Description :

Cultured only in Japan. One of the best table fish 'being indeed the salmon of St. Helena'

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