THIS FISH

Yellowspotted Trevally

Species

Yellowspotted Trevally

Carangoides fulvoguttatus

The Yellowspotted Trevally are found in rocky and coral reef areas, offshore banks, and seagrass beds in the Indo-West Pacific tropical and subtropical regions of the world. These fish are often seen patrolling the edge of reefs in a continuous search for food. Although they can grow up to 1.2 m long, they are usually caught by fishermen at about 1 kg. 

The most defining characteristic of the Yellowspotted Trevally are the yellow/golden spots on either side of the fish. It is quite skinny and tall, with blue-green skin on the top portion fading to a silvery-white below. Yellowspotted Trevally are a great table fish and taste delicious when cooked a variety of ways including; grilled, deep friend, or cooked in sauce.

Yellowspotted Trevally

Trevally can live for about 40 years. They grow quickly for the first four years, taking about 5 years to reach maturity. Afterward, growth slows down. Spawning data is difficult to find for the trevally, however, their gonads indicate that they are serial spawners (spawning several times in the season) and that spawning occurs over the summer. These fish do not appear to have defined spawning grounds. Trevally eggs are pelagic. They hatch about a day after fertilization and the larvae settle after 2-3 months in the plankton. Juvenile fish are found in inshore areas, such as estuaries and harbors. 

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Yellowspotted Trevally Food Info