Thursday, 10 December 2015

White trevally - Pseudocaranx dentex (Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801) - Cyprus

White trevallyPseudocaranx dentex, (also known as striped jack) is a jack of the family Carangidae widespread in tropical and warm temperate areas between 40°N and 47°S, in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has a deep body, and a greenish colour with metallic overtones and a dark spot above the gills. The fins are yellow. Trevally are strong fighters and the flesh is good to eat if a little dry. It is often used as cut baits. Maximum size is about 120 cm.
In New Zealand, this trevally is known by the Māori as araara, and is generally confined to waters north of Cook Strait, although it sometimes reaches as far south as Otago in the summer.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Underwater photo Cavo Greco  by Costas Constantinou

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