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Bigeye Trevally

( Caranx sexfasciatus )

Other names

Trevally, Big-eye Trevally, Great Trevally, Sixband Trevally, Six-banded Trevally, Bigeye Jack, Dusky Jack



How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Belong to the family Carangidae (jacks and scads)
  • Can grow to 1.2cm in length
  • Distinguished by it’s large eye and a small black spot on the top of the gill coverings
  • Related to Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
  • Frequents reef environments, while juveniles are common in estuaries
  • Found in Australia’s warmer waters from NSW to WA
  • Pelagic, often in large schools
  • Predatory carnivore that feeds on small baitfish
  • Will readily take lures and fly
  • Edible