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.
- 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.
- 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).