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Trevally - Silver

Trevally - Silver
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Also known as:

White trevally

skipjack

skippy

blurter

Common Group Name:

Trevallies

Family Name:

Carangidae

Genus Name:

Pseudocaranx

Species Name:

Pseudocaranx dentex


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of silver trevally 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:

  • Greenish blue dorsally, silver flanks with a single yellow-gold longitudinal stripe, and a prominent black spot on the rear of the operculum.
  • Silver trevally are relatively slow growing and long lived. Maximum life span may be up to 50 years old.

Fish Distribution:

  • This species can be found throughout the tropical oceans from the western Atlantic (including the Caribbean), the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic and throughout the Indo-Pacific from South Africa to Japan and Hawaii, including Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, New Zealand.
  • A smaller temperate species (Pseudocaranx georgianus) occurs throughout southern Australia.
  • Adult fish inhabit rocky reefs in coastal waters while juveniles inhabit sandy estuaries and beaches.

Fish Size Common Length:

Common between 25-50 cm (10-20 inches), maximum size around 120 cm (48 inches) and 18 kg (40 pounds).