Golden trevally

Golden trevally are schooling fish which often follow other large fish, such as sharks, as well as SCUBA divers, for protection from predators.

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The Golden trevally lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 2 m environment.

whale shark golden trevallyWhale Shark (Rincodon typus) prepares to consume Golden Trevally. More

The golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) is a tropical marine fish in the jack family (Carangidae). Native to the eastern Pacific Ocean from southern California to Ecuador, it is associated with reefs and usually found within the upper ten m (30 ft) of the surface. More

This month we highlight Sid Boshammer and the Golden Trevally of Hervey Bay. Sid has been a guide for many years, one of the pioneers of saltwater fly fishing in Australia. More

Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Golden trevally The golden trevally is found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. It also occurs in the eastern Pacific from the Baja California to Ecuador. More

The Golden trevally, (Gnathanodon speciosus) what a beautiful fish! They are golden colored with black stripes that start to fade away once they start to age. More

One interesting behavior of the golden trevally that was noted was that the adults sometimes tend take nibble on the bait as if it was a small fish on the line. More

Golden Jack, Golden Trevally, Palometa Amarilla, Gnathanodon speciosus: Caught at Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo courtesy Larry Burson, Jig Stop Tours. More

The Golden Trevally, also known as the Pilotfish or Golden Jack, is shimmering metallic-gold with black vertical bands across the body. It requires a 300 gallon or larger aquarium because it grows rapidly. It is a schooling fish and prefers other Pilotfish as tank mates. More

Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Photographs and Information = trevalgolden.jpg (3254 bytes) trevalgoldenmap1. More

Golden Trevally Scientific Name: Gnathanodon speciosusJuvenile golden trevally swim in the blind spot of large ferocious sharks. Here they are provided with protection from predators and they often get a free meal too, eating lost scraps. More

Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Other common names: Golden Kingfish. Yellow Jack Fish. Identification: Golden upper body and sides, with faint black bars. Lower body silver. Green to yellow tail and fins. More

Golden Trevally - Gnathanodon speciosus = Golden Trevally Pictured above is a large Golden Trevally. Younger fish will have much more prominent bars than this one. More

GOLDEN Trevally are prolific in our northern waters and, as with most of the trevally family, are dogged fighters. Solid sluggers probably best describes the fighting method of goldens, as they are frequently called these days. More

Common names

Aheu in Niuean
Badlon in Bikol
Badlon in Cebuano
Badlon in Hiligaynon
Badlon in Visayan
Badlong in Waray-waray
Badong in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Bakes in Arabic (‫العربية)
Baliling in Surigaonon
Banded trevally in English
Banlog in Tagalog
Belle carangue in French (français)
Betonan in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Bunbaal in Tokelauan
Cá Kh? v?n in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Khế vằn in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Carangue chasseur in French (français)
Carangue citron in Creole, French
Carangue citron in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Carangue d'or in French (français)
Carangue dorée in French (français)
Carangue jaune in Creole, French
Carangue jaune in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Carangue jaune in French (français)
Carangue le gueule pourrie in Creole, French
Carangue le gueule pourrie in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Carangue pilote in Creole, French
Carangue pilote in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Carangue royale in French (français)
Carangue royale jaune in French (français)
Daeng belang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Garapeche in Tagalog
Garapetsi in Tagalog
Garitan in Ilokano
Gerong belang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Gerong-gerong in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Gish-e-talaie in Farsi
Gish-e-talaie in Persian (‫فارسی)
Gnathanodon speciosus in Catalan (Català)
Gnathanodon speciosus in French (français)
Golden fish in English
Golden horsmackerel in English
Golden jack in English
Golden kingfish in English
Golden toothless trevally in English
Golden trevally in English
Gondlu in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Goue koningvis in Afrikaans
Gul hestemakrel in Danish (dansk)
Gutu uri in Other
horse mackerel in English
Ikan puteh in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Inggatan in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Inggatan in Tagalog
Istah putih in Chavacano
Jack in English
Jurel in sp
Jurel de piedra in Spanish (español)
Jurel dorado in Spanish (español)
Kabara parava in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Kalakitok in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kalpi-on in Bikol
Kara koni in Gela
Keft in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kegdar in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kilisai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
King fish in English
King trevally in English
Koganeshima-aji in Japanese (日本語)
Kolekole in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Komaraparai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Königsmakrele in German (Deutsch)
Kultapiikkimakrilli in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Kwee macan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
La belle carangue in French (français)
Langog in Surigaonon
Lupovai in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Mahinlo in Cebuano
Mahinlo in Visayan
Malapandong dilau in Bikol
Malapandong dilau in Tagalog
Mangali in Chavacano
Mangali in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Mangali in Tagalog
Manjal parai in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Merlindo in Spanish (español)
mojarra dorada in Spanish (español)
Nok dâlak in Kumak
Nok phooro in Kumak
Nyôômwââ in Numee
Pa'aihere manini in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Paaihere manini in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Pámpano in sp
Pampano boquipenda in Spanish (español)
Papio in Hawaiian
Papio Erxleben, 1777 in Hawaiian
Para in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Para in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Para in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Parai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Pathi parah in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Pathi-parah in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Pidana in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pilli parah in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Pilli-parah in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Poloosoo-parah in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Pulli parai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Pulli parai in Telugu (తెలుగు)
Quoomaar in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Raga raga in Other
Rebib in Arabic (‫العربية)
Rereioga in Tuamotuan
Salo in Fwâi
Semaparai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Sibong dilaw in Tagalog
Sibong rurugan in Tagalog
Talakitok in Agutaynen
Talakitok in Bikol
Talakitok in Cebuano
Talakitok in Davawenyo
Talakitok in Ilokano
Talakitok in Kuyunon
Talakitok in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Talakitok in Pangasinan
Talakitok in Tagalog
Talingan in Bikol
Talingan in Tagalog
Tarakito amariyu in Austronesian (Other)
Tarakito amariyu in Carolinian
Tarakitok in Bikol
Tarakitok in Cebuano
Tarakitok in Ilokano
Te kona in Gilbertese
Te kona in Kiribati
Thenga parai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Trakito in Cebuano
trevally in English
Ulua kani'o in Hawaiian
Ulua pa'opa'o in Hawaiian
Urupiig-chep in Austronesian (Other)
Urupiig-chep in Carolinian
Vated in Other
Vennai parai in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Vilu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Vilu in Misima-Paneati
Wii in Palauan
Xaréu dourado in Portuguese (Português)
yellow jack in English
Yellow jack fish in English
Yellow ulua in English
Yikán fáán máyinap in Austronesian (Other)
Yikán fáán máyinap in Carolinian
Zeredy in Arabic (‫العربية)
Zlotawka in Polish (polski)
Zuraydi in Arabic (‫العربية)
கிளிசை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
கீளீசை  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
குமாரபரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
கொமாரா பாறை  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
சீமபாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
செமபாறை   in Tamil (தமிழ்)
தேங்கா பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
தேங்கா பாறை   in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பதீ பாறா in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பத்திப் பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பள்ளீ பாறா  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பாற  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பாறை  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
பில்லி பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
புலீ பாறை   in Tamil (தமிழ்)
புள்ளிப் பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
வெண்ணை பாறை  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
வென்‍னை பாரை in Tamil (தமிழ்)
పారా  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
పుల్లి పారై   in Telugu (తెలుగు)
పూలుసు పరా  in Telugu (తెలుగు)
మంజల్ పారై    in Telugu (తెలుగు)
ಗೊಂಡ್ಲು in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
പാര in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
പാറ  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
无齿鲹 in Mandarin Chinese
無齒鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
虎斑瓜 in Mandarin Chinese
黃鸝無齒鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
黃鸝鰺 in Mandarin Chinese
黄鹂无齿鲹 in Mandarin Chinese
黄鹂鲹 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Carangidae
Genus : Gnathanodon
Species : Gnathanodon speciosus
Authority : Forssk