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Smallspotted Dart

( Trachinotus baillonii )

Other names

Black-spotted Dart, Black-spotted Swallowtail, Northern Dart, Northern Swallowtail

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Carangidae (jacks and scads)
  • Can grow to 60cm in length
  • Often confused with Common Dart
  • Number of spots increases with age
  • Common catch along sandy surf beaches
  • Best targeted in the surf with small fleshy baits such as pippis or worms
  • Edible