Uraspis uraspis

Whitemouth trevally URU
Characteristic features:

Body silver; roof and floor of mouth white, rest of mouth black, fins mostly pale.


Up to 35 cm TL.


Indo-West and Central Pacific.


Close to reefs, from 20 to 130 m depth.


Forms small schools. Little else is known regarding the biology and ecology of this species.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught with bottom trawls, longlines and traps.

Similar species:

Uraspis secunda
Cottonmouth trevally

Uraspis secunda

Uraspis secunda differs in having a naked breast area extending uninterrupted to naked pectoral-fin base (vs. a non-scaled breast area extending to pectoral-fin base).

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