Caranx papuensis (Brassy trevally)


Silver, often with bronze to green tints, lower tail lobe is yellow with white margin, dark speckles above the lateral line, white spot behind the edge of the gill cover. Solitary or in schools.


Less common.


Mostly found in the Indo-Pacific; Zanzibar, Tanzania and South Africa to Caroline and Marquesan islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia. Inhabits seaward reefs and lagoons and also enters rivers, in a depth range of 1-30 meters. Juveniles are often found in estuaries.



Up to 90cm.

Prey / Predation

They feed on smaller fish.

Special features

Commercially fished for consumption.