Carangoides gymnostethus

Bludger Trevally
Carangoides gymnostethus
Carangoides gymnostethus, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Carangoides gymnostethus
Carangoides gymnostethus, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Carangoides gymnostethus
Carangoides gymnostethus


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Rounded head profile from snout, eyes set well back on head, relatively short lobes on dorsal and anal fins, often with scattered dark orange spots on side. Shallower body and shorter lobes on dorsal and anal fins than in most Carangoides trevallies.


Max Size: 90 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-31.6°C

Depth: 20-100m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.1% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (24 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland