white trevally

Scientific name Pseudocaranx dentex
Descriptor Bloch & Schneider
Year of description 1801
IUCN category LC
Family Carangidae
Genus Pseudocaranx
Pseudocaranx dentex Pseudocaranx dentex


Pseudocaranx dentex, commonly known as white trevally, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    122 cm
  • Longevity
    49 year
  • Average size
    40 cm
  • Maximum size
    122 cm
  • Longevity
    49 year

How to recognize the white trevally ?

The white trevally measures between 40 and 122 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and argent body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous and planctophage
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The white trevally is a fish gregarious naturally found mid-depth and near surface. This species is carnivorous and planctophage .

Although the white trevally is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The white trevally is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    10 - 238 m

Biotope presentation

The white trevally is most often found at a depth between 10m and 238m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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