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Australian Jacks



FAMILY : Jacks

Pennantfish
(Alectis ciliaris)
Pennantfish
The Pennantfish is a diamond shaped silver fish. Juvenile Pennantfish have long filaments trailing from their dorsal and anal fins. Adults do not have these filaments. Their are two species of Alectis in Australian waters. Alectis indica (the... Click to continue>
Barcheek Trevally
(Carangoides plagiotaenia)
Barcheek Trevally
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... Click to continue>
Blue Trevally
(Carangoides ferdau)
Blue Trevally
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... Click to continue>
Longnose Trevally
(Carangoides chrysophrys)
Longnose Trevally
The Longnose Trevally is silvery to blue-green above and silver below. It has a black spot on the gill cover and a long pectoral fin that reaches to the straight portion of the lateral line. It has a blunt snout. The breast has a scaleless area that... Click to continue>
Onion Trevally
(Carangoides caeruleopinnatus)
Onion Trevally
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... Click to continue>
Thicklip Trevally
(Carangoides orthogrammus)
Thicklip Trevally
The Thicklip Trevally is silver or blue-grey with scattered small dark spots and some larger yellow spots or blotches on the body. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are blue. The body is compressed with a row of scutes on the tail stem. Sometimes has... Click to continue>
Turrum
(Carangoides fulvoguttatus)
Turrum
The Turrum is blue-green above and silvery below. It has small greenish or brownish spots on the upper sides of the body. The spots may be grouped into four or five rough bands. Large fish sometime shave three black blotches in a row on flanks. Click to continue>
Bigeye Trevally
(Caranx sexfasciatus)
Bigeye Trevally
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.... Click to continue>
Black Trevally
(Caranx lugubris)
Black Trevally
The Black Trevally brown or olive grey or almost black, with a black spot on the upper margin of the gill cover. The underside is bluish grey. It is a compressed fish with a steep sloping forehead, and long curved pectoral fins and a forked tail.... Click to continue>
Bluefin Trevally
(Caranx melampygus)
Bluefin Trevally
The Bluefin Trevally has electric blue second dorsal fin, anal fins and tail. The upper half of the body is grey to brassy with scattered small blue-black spots. Juveniles have pale to dusk fins apart from pectoral fins which are yellow. Usually... Click to continue>
Giant Trevally
(Caranx ignobilis)
Giant Trevally
The Giant Trevally is variable in colour from uniform silver to dusky golden to almost black. The underside is silver. It may have dark irregular bands on the back. The head has a steep sloping profile. The fins are usually grey to black. There is... Click to continue>
Rainbow Runner
(Elagatis bipinnulata)
Rainbow Runner
The Rainbow Runner is a long fish with large deeply forked tail (scissor-shaped). It is green to blue above with white underside. The body has two light blue stripes along the sides separated by a wider yellow or greenish stripe. Click to continue>
Silver Trevally
(Pseudocaranx dentex)
Silver Trevally
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Highfin Amberjack
(Seriola rivoliana)
Highfin Amberjack
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Common Jack Mackerel
(Trachurus declivis)
Common Jack Mackerel
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Yellowtail Scad
(Trachurus novaezelandiae)
Yellowtail Scad
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