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  Blue Trevally (Carangoides ferdau)





Blue Trevally | Carangoides ferdau photo
Blue Trevally

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BLUE TREVALLY FACTS

Description
The Blue Trevally is silvery blue or blue green above and paler below. It has five or six dusky bars on the sides and often faint golden spots on the upper sides. The body is compressed with long curved pectoral fins and a forked tail. The snout is blunt and rounded.

Size
length to 70cm. Weight to 8kg

Habitat
coastal waters off sandy beaches, near reefs at depths to 60m. Found singly or in small groups.

Food
Feeds mainly on crustaceans, molluscs, small fish

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



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Carangidae
Genus:Carangoides
Species:ferdau
Common Name:Blue Trevally

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