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Bigeye trevally

Bigeye trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus)

Judging by the Latin name, this trevally should have six stripes. If this is the case, then it is difficult to notice with the naked eye. In fact, this species has an iridescent blue-green back and a silvery-white underparts. Soft dorsal and anal fins with a white border, caudal - from yellowish to black. The chest is completely covered with scales. The largest recorded parameters: length - 120 cm, weight - 18 kg.

Found in coastal and ocean waters adjacent to reefs. Sometimes it enters rivers. It occurs at depths up to 100 m. Adults are found among coral reefs and are active at night or at dusk. It usually feeds on fish and crustaceans.


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