Bludger Trevally (species: Carangoides gymnostethus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Carangoides gymnostethus
Bludger Trevally

©Anne Hoggett: Bludger Trevally at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: A school of Bludger Trevally at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: A school of Carangoides gymnostethus at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae
Genus Carangoides
Species Carangoides gymnostethus



Distinguishing features

An elongate trevally, silver, often with a few brown or yellowish spots on sides. Tips of caudal fin lobes dark. Other fins not tipped with a different colour, no spot at the top of gill cover.


  • Up to 90 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Large schools occasionally present at Cobia Hole.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Barton, D.P., C. Beaufrere, J.-L. Justine and I.D. Whittington (2009). Polyopisthocotylean monogeneans from carangid fishes off Queensland, Australia and New Caledonia, with a description of Heteromicrocotyloides megaspinosus, Acta Parasitlogica, 54: 205-217. LIRS catalog number 1255.
  • Bray, R.A., T.H. Cribb and S.C. Barker (1993). Hemiuridae (Digenea) from marine fishes of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, Systematic Parasitology, 25: 37-62. LIRS catalog number 484.