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  Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus)





Bigeye Trevally | Caranx sexfasciatus photo
School of Bigeye trevally. Caranx sexfasciatus. Taken at Sipadan, Malaysia.

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Bigeye Trevally | Caranx sexfasciatus photo
A large school of Bigeye Trevallies (Caranx sexfasciatus). Steve's Bommie, Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef

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BIGEYE TREVALLY FACTS

Description
The Bigeye Trevally is blue-green above and silvery below. The tips of the dorsal fin and anal fin are white. The tail is yellowish to black. There is a black spot on the upper gill covers and dark scales along the straight part of the lateral line. The pectoral fins are sickle shaped.

Size
length to 90cm

Habitat
coastal and oceanic waters around reefs at depths to 146m. Adults are found around coral reefs and are mainly active at night. Juveniles are sometimes seen in river estuaries, and sometimes entering rivers and swimming well upstream.

Food
Feeds on other fish and crustaceans

Range
The Bigeye Trevally is found in tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it is found from the south-western coast of Western Australia, around Northern Territory and Queensland south to the central coast of New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Carangidae
Genus:Caranx
Species:sexfasciatus
Common Name:Bigeye Trevally

Relatives in same Genus
  Giant Trevally (C. ignobilis)
  Black Trevally (C. lugubris)
  Bluefin Trevally (C. melampygus)