Black Trevally

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Culinary Details

Food Rating : 7

Marketed mainly fresh, also dried or salted
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Average Weight/Length

Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 17.9 kg

Other "Popular" Names for this Fish

Black Jack, Gunkan

Location Habitat

An oceanic and insular species, very much restricted to clear oceanic waters. Not commonly found in shallow banks. Sometimes seen near drop-off at outer edge of reefs. Occasionally forming schools. Feed on fishes at night

Biology & Physical Description

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19.

Life Cycle & Mating Behavior

Eggs are pelagic

Geographic Species Map ( Map)

Summary of Distribution: Circumtropical. Western Indian Ocean: off Natal and East London in South Africa; Reunion, Mauritius and Cargados Carajos; Seychelles. Western Pacific: southern Japan to New Caledonia. Recently reported from Tonga. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Azores, Madeira, St. Paul's Rocks, Ascension Island, Cape Verde, and Gulf of Guinea. Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico (including Revillagigedo Islands) to Costa Rica.

Note: Distribution range colors indicate degree of suitability of habitat which can be interpreted as probabilities of occurrence (

Food Rating

Game Rating : 7/10

Game Description :

Marketed mainly fresh, also dried or salted

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