Pseudocaranx dentex (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Silver trevally

Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Actinopterygii | Perciformes | Carangidae

Scomber dentex, Caranx dentex, Caranx analis,
Common names

Carangue dentue, Jurel dentón, Silver travally,

Main reference
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley. 1989. (Ref. 7300)
Other references | Biblio | Coordinator : Smith-Vaniz, William F. | Collaborators
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 122 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4887); common length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9258); max. published weight: 18.1 kg (Ref. 4887); max. reported age: 49 years (Ref. 31614)
Length at first maturity
Lm ?, range 28 - 37 cm
Reef-associated; brackish; marine; depth range 10 - 238 m (Ref. 58302), usually 10 - 25 m (Ref. 5288)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 40°N - 47°S
Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and Bermuda to southern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mediterranean, Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Ascension and St. Helena Island. Indo-Pacific: South Africa, Japan, Hawaii (Ref. 26145), Australia, Lord Howe and Norfolk islands, New Zealand. Reported from New Caledonia (Ref. 9070).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Short description
Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25 - 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 21 - 22; Vertebrae: 25. Greenish blue above, silvery white below; midside of body with yellow stripe; opercle with black spot (Ref. 3197). LL with 20-26 scutes (Ref. 6390). With maxilla the rear edge sloping slightly forward to its main axis, a large, diffuse dark blotch on the operculum, and a lateral line with 57-78 scales in the curved portion and 34-46 posterior scutes (Ref. 33616).
Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)
Occur in bays and coastal waters, including estuaries (Ref. 9563). Juveniles usually inhabit estuaries, bays and shallow continental shelf waters, while adults form schools near the sea bed on the continental shelf (Ref. 6390). Schools are found at the surface, in mid-water and on the bottom and are often associated with reefs and rough bottom (Ref. 9072). Schools are sometimes mixed with Caranx koheru and Arripis trutta (Ref. 9072). Feed on plankton by ram-filtering and suction feeding and on bottom invertebrates (Ref. 9072, 30206). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). Cultured only in Japan. (Ref. 4931). One of the best table fish 'being indeed the salmon of St. Helena' (Ref. 5288).


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Trevally Silver