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Loggerhead sea turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle

Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitespotted wedgefish

Whitespotted wedgefish

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Flapnose ray

Flapnose ray

Round ribbontail ray

Round ribbontail ray

Leopard whipray

Leopard whipray

Giant grouper

Giant grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Zebra shark

Zebra shark

Spotted wobbegong

Spotted wobbegong

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Blackside hawkfish

Blackside hawkfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Threadfin butterflyfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Common bluestripe snapper

Common bluestripe snapper

Five-lined snapper

Five-lined snapper

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Yellowbanded sweetlips

Clown triggerfish

Clown triggerfish

Humphead wrasse

Humphead wrasse

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

King angelfish

King angelfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Snubnose pompano

Snubnose pompano

Indo-pacific tarpon

Indo-pacific tarpon

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Dark-banded fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Potato grouper

Potato grouper

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Facts

LatinGnathanodon speciosus
Size120 cm
FoodFish and crustaceans
HabitatLagoons and reefs
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationWestern Pacific Ocean
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Fades with age

A juvenile golden trevally is a beautiful yellow colour with prominent black vertical bars. But the older and larger it gets, the paler it becomes.

Swims with large predatory fish

Small golden trevallies often swim together with larger predatory fish such as sharks, rays and bass. They swim right in front of their heads. This allows them to save their own energy and be transported along by the larger fish.

Greedy predator

The golden trevally is a fast swimmer and hunts together with other horse mackerel in small schools.

Sponsor of the Golden trevally


The Shipwreck

Venomous fish

Darkfin hind

The small mouths

Tropical touchpool

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Small fish

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