Caranx bucculentus Alleyne & Macleay, 1877
Bluespotted trevally
Caranx bucculentus
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos), subfamily: Caranginae
 Max. size:  66 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 7 - 63 m
 Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819), northern Australia, from the Timor Sea in the west (Ref. 6905) to the Gulf of Papua in the north (Ref. 6906) and on the eastern coast of Australia as far south as Gladstone (Ref. 6907).
 Biology:  Adults are common in prawn trawling grounds and are most abundant closer to the coast. They feed predominantly on benthic prey consisting mainly of crustaceans and teleosts (Ref. 6908). They exhibit diel vertical migration, possibly following the movement of crustaceans along the water column. Continuous spawning during the year (Ref. 6904).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.11.90
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 12.07.13
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 05.05.94

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