Caranx sexfasciatus

Bigeye trevally CXS
Characteristic features:

Head and body silvery with blue-green tint above, pale below; small black spot above opercle; 2nd dorsal-fin lobe blackish with white tip in adult, anal fin yellowish.


Up to 85 cm TL.


Indo–West and Central Pacific in tropical waters.


Adults are reef associated, found from the surface to 150 m depth. Juveniles found in estuary areas.


Feeds primarily on fishes, squids and crustaceans. Forms large schools during the day time but is solitary at night when feeding.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught mainly by hook-and-line, also with gill nets and purse seines.

Similar species:

Caranx tille
Tille trevally

Caranx tille

Caranx tille differs in having the second dorsal-fin lobe without white tip in adults (vs. with); head profile strongly convex (vs. moderately convex) and opercular spot usually large in adults, similar in size to pupil (vs. small, considerably smaller than pupil).

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