(Image credit: Mark Rosenstein)
Barcheek Trevally are a prized gamefish commonly caught on hook-and-line, bottom trawls and by spearfisherman. They are a highly reflective silver-blue fish capable of growing up to 50cm, with a dark vertical bar on the lower operculum (gill cover) and a sharp lower jaw.
Length: to 50cm
Adults associated with shallow water along steep lagoon and outer reef slopes; 2-200m depth.
In QLD, log this south of Townsville
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:
Fishes of Australia; Smith-Vaniz & Williams 2016; Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Carpenter & Volker 2001; CAAB; Reef Life Survey; IUCN; Australian Faunal Directory.
http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3713; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/carangoides-plagiotaenia; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/20429950/0