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Giant trevally

Caranx ignobilis

The head and body are dark golden on the back and light on the side of the belly. The fins are usually dark or even black. There are no spots on the gill covers. The pectoral fin is falcate. The largest recorded parameters: length - 170 cm, weight - 80 kg. A typical pelagic, usually found where the bottom is sandy or covered with rocks. Usually lives near lagoons, near sea reefs. Night predator. It feeds on crustaceans, especially indifferent to crabs and lobsters, as well as fish. Old individuals weighing more than 60 kg and more than 1.7 m long can cause ciguaterra. In the Seychelles, it is well caught on poppers. On the distant islands, specimens in the region of 70 kg are consistently found.


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