Caranx heberi


Blacktip trevally NXH
Characteristic features:
Colour:

Head and body dark bronze to yellow-green, silvery bronze below; caudal fin bright yellow, olive-yellow to dusky with the upper fin lobe/tip? dark to black (especially in juveniles or young adults); other fins yellow, olive-yellow or dusky; dark spot on upper margin of opercle

Size:

Up to 80 cm TL.

Distribution:

Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.

Habitat:

Occurs in clear, open coastal waters over rocky reefs, rarely found in turbid waters.

Biology:

Feeds on fishes and crustaceans. Found solitarily or in small aggregations.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line but also gill nets.

Similar species:

Caranx bucculentus
Bluespotted trevally

Caranx bucculentus

Caranx bucculentus differs in having the curved part of lateral line very short and strongly arched (vs. longer, and weakly arched) and upper caudal-fin lobe of uniformly pigmented (vs. rear portion of lobe dark or black).

Caranx ignobilis
Giant trevally

Caranx ignobilis

Caranx ignobilis differs in having the upper caudal-fin lobe of uniformly pigmented (vs. rear portion of lobe dark or black); in adults, head and body silvery-grey to black, paler below (vs. head and body dark bronze to yellow-green above, silver bronze to yellow green below) and total gill rakers (including rudiments) on first gill arch 20–24 (vs. 24–27).

Caranx papuensis
Brassy trevally

Caranx papuensis

Caranx papuensis differs in having opercular spot white (vs. opercular spot absent); small black spots on upper body (vs. no spots) and trailing edge on lower caudal-fin lobe with a white border (vs. no white border).

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