IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: crevalle-jack (English), trevally (English), jurel (Espanol)
Caranx sexfasciatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Bigeye trevally,     Bigeye crevalle-jack

Body relatively elongate, compressed; eye large; adipose eyelid well developed, large at rear; top jaw with an outer row of canines and an inner band of fine teeth; lower jaw with one row of teeth; gill rakers (excluding rudiments) 6-8 + 15-19; margin of body at rear of gill chamber without papillae; pectoral fins longer than head; dorsal rays VIII + I, 19-22; anal rays II + I, 15-17; dorsal and anal fin with long front lobes; dorsal and anal fins not followed by finlets; lateral line with a pronounced but relatively long anterior arch, straight part with 27-36 strong scutes; breast completely scaled.

Iridescent blue green on back, shading to silvery white below; large dark eye; a small blackish spot near upper end of gill opening; dark, white-tipped dorsal fin lobe; lateral line scutes yellowish to black.

Size: reaches 120 cm; at least 14.3 kg.

Habitat: a nocturnal species, usually seen milling in stationary aggregations during the day at the edges of reefs; juveniles in estuaries and into freshwater.

Depth: 1-96 m.

Widely distributed in the tropical Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Americas; from southern California to the lower Gulf of California to northern Peru and all the offshore islands.


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