General Description

Body deep, oval and compressed (narrow from side to side) with a row of plates (scutes) along the midside. Tail strongly forked and slender at the base. Dorsal and anal fins are far back on the body. The pectoral fins are long and scythe-like. Large individuals develop a prominent hump on the forehead. Greenish-blue above, silvery below, with a large black spot on the gill cover. Body up to 94 cm. Previously confused with Pseudocaranx dentex which is not found in Australian waters.


Large mobile schools of Silver Trevally move in and out of estuaries, and often hang around jetties and piers. Silver Trevally are taken by commercial and recreational fishers.


New Zealand. Eastern, southern and southwestern Australia.


Inshore and offshore reefs, bays and estuaries, in depths of 0-200 m

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