Giant trevally - Caranx ignobilis

Carango Gigante Idopacifico Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally

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 Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally

Carango Gigante Idopacifico Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally

Caranx ignobilis, commonly known as the indopacific giant Carango is a large salt water fish belonging to the Carangidae.

Distribution and habitat

This species is widespread in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, in the Red Sea and along the eastern coasts of Africa, from the Hawaiian islands to the Marquesas Islands, including the waters of Japan and Australia. Inhabits the waters of the coral reefs.


It has a squat body, very compressed on the sides, with a hydrodynamic profile. It has a large mouth and small scales. The livery is dark silver with a lighter belly. It reaches a maximum length of 170 cm for 80 kg of weight, being able to live up to 15 years.


Sexually mature after 60 cm, it reproduces with external fertilization, laying eggs between April and November.


It feeds on crustaceans (mainly lobsters), cephalopods (octopus and squid) and especially fish.


It is habitual prey of the shark Carcharhinus limbatus.

Caranx ignobilis Giant trevally

The Carangidae are a family of ray-finned fish which includes the jacks, pompanosjack mackerels, runners, and scads. It is the largest of the six families included within the order Carangiformes. Some authorities classify it as the only family within that order but molecular and anatomical studies indicate that there is a close relationship between this family and the five former Perciform families which make up the Carangiformes.

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