Carangoides plagiotaenia

Barcheek Trevally
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia, Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia, adult, Great Barrier Reef, Photo: Graham Edgar
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia
Carangoides plagiotaenia


Temperate Africa, Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Highly reflective silver body, lower and more elongate than most trevally species, with dark vertical bar on the lower operculum. From in front, the head tapers to a sharp bottom of the jaw. Relatively short dorsal and anal fin lobes.


Max Size: 50 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.8-31.1°C

Depth: 2-200m

Habitat Generalization Index: 3.28

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: Frequent (10.8% 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: Few (3 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