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  Barcheek Trevally (Carangoides plagiotaenia)





Barcheek Trevally | Carangoides plagiotaenia photo
Hand drawn and coloured image of the barcheek trevally, Carangoides plagiotaenia. Based on Fishbase photos.

Image by Kare Kare - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BARCHEEK TREVALLY FACTS

Description
The Barcheek Trevally is silver-grey and adults may have small grey and yellowish spots on the body. There are sometimes six or seven darker oblique bands above the midline. It has a black bar in front of the gill covers, hence the common name of Barcheek Trevally. It has a slightly protruding lower jaw. The tail, second dorsal and anal fins are dark. The pectoral fins are pale.

Size
length to 45cm

Habitat
shallow water along edges of steep outer reef and lagoon slopes to depths of 200m. Found singly or in groups.

Food
small fish and crustaceans from sea floor

Range
The Barcheek Trevally is found in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific and Western Pacific. In Australia it is found on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Carangidae
Genus:Carangoides
Species:plagiotaenia
Common Name:Barcheek Trevally

Relatives in same Genus
  Onion Trevally (C. caeruleopinnatus)
  Longnose Trevally (C. chrysophrys)
  Blue Trevally (C. ferdau)
  Turrum (C. fulvoguttatus)
  Thicklip Trevally (C. orthogrammus)