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Also known as:

Horse trevally

Longfin kingfish

Armed trevally

Scad

Common Group Name:

Trevallies

Family Name:

Carangidae

Genus Name:

Carangoides

Species Name:

Carangoides armatus


Dispatch Method:

Beware of the sharp scutes on the tail when handling longfinned trevally. The eating qualities of these fish can be greatly improved if they are killed immediately by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • This species has a laterally compressed body, metallic blue grey above with silvery sides, together with an intense mouth and relatively long pectoral, dorsal and anal fins, particularly in juveniles.
  • Juveniles also have several trailing filaments along the dorsal and anal fins, which are lost in adults.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species occurs throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific region from the Red Sea and Gulf of Oman and the east African coast, as far east as Hong Kong, Okinawa, Japan and northern Australia.
  • Juveniles may enter estuaries while adults frequent coastal waters around inshore rocky and coral reefs.

Fish Size Common Length:

Common between 30-40 cm (12-16 inches) long, maximum size around 60 cm (2 feet) and 4 kg (9 pounds).