Caranx melampygus (Bluefin trevally)


Silvery iridescent blue/green with dense spotting on upper side of the body, blue fins. Solitary or in groups.


Most common in the Indo-Pacific and East Central Pacific, but also around Mexico and Panama.


Indo-Pacific; Red Sea and East Africa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia, Eastern Central Pacific, Mexico to Panama. Pelagic species found in coastal waters and seaward reef slopes from 0-190 meters. Juveniles found in shallow sandy inshore waters and rivers.


Reported to be ciguatoxic when reaching lengths of over 50cm.


Up to 120cm.

Prey / Predation

They feed on smaller fish and crustaceans.

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