Hand drawn and coloured image of the coastal trevally, Carangoides coeruleopinnatus. Based on Carpenter et al (eds) 2002 and fishbase photographs
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ONION TREVALLY FACTS
The Onion Trevally has a fairly deep body. The fish is blue-grey with scattered yellow spots above. The underside is silver. It usually has an indistinct dark blotch on the gill cover. Juvenile fish have a long filament trailing from the front of the second dorsal fin. This filament becomes shorter with age.
Blue-spined Trevally, Coastal Trevally, Japanese Trevally, Onion-ring Trevally, Diverse Trevally
length to 25cm
deep coastal reefs in schools and as individuals
crustaceans, small fish, cephalopods
The Onion Trevally is found in waters of the tropical Indo-West Pacific. In Australia it is found from the north-western coast of Western Australia, and around Northern Territory, to north-eastern Queensland.
|Common Name:||Onion Trevally|
Relatives in same Genus
Longnose Trevally (C. chrysophrys)
Blue Trevally (C. ferdau)
Turrum (C. fulvoguttatus)
Thicklip Trevally (C. orthogrammus)
Barcheek Trevally (C. plagiotaenia)