Family: Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos)
Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
FishBase name: Bluefin trevally
Max. size: 117 cm FL (male/unsexed; Ref. 40637); max. published weight: 43.5 kg (Ref. 4699)
Environment: reef-associated; brackish; marine ; depth range 0 - 190 m
Climate: tropical; 30°N - 35°S
Importance: fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Ducie Island, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico to Panama (Ref. 9283).
Biology: A coastal and oceanic species, associated with reefs (Ref. 9283). Juveniles occur seasonally in shallow sandy inshore waters (Ref. 9710). Found in rivers (Ref. 12792). Occasionally in schools. Feed mainly on other fishes (Ref. 9283), also crustaceans (Ref. 9710). Often toxic when it reaches a length of more than 50 cm (Ref. 4795). Mainly marketed fresh, but also dried or salted (Ref. 9283).