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Black trevally

The black trevally is a very important object of trawl fishing on the shelves of the tropical Indian zone.

It has an oval, high body, strongly compressed laterally. Chest without scales. The pectoral fins are long, sickle-shaped, longer than the head. The coloration is silvery, the back is darker than the sides. Large schools of black trevally are commonly found in the shallow waters of the Malabar Shelf of India. The Malabar trevally prefers muddy soil and depths of less than 50 m. Unlike most other trevally, leading a predominantly predatory lifestyle, the black trevally feeds mainly on invertebrates (shrimps, polonheta), although it does not neglect small fish (anchovies, silver belly, etc.) .


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