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Barcheek Trevally

Craterognathus plagiotaenia

(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.

The Barcheek Trevally was known scientifically as Carangoides plagiotaenia prior to 2022.

Length: to 50cm


Adults associated with shallow water along steep lagoon and outer reef slopes; 2-200m depth.

Log it

In QLD, log this south of Townsville

Related links/info

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

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