Bar-cheek Trevally (species: Craterognathus plagiotaenia) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Craterognathus plagiotaenia
Bar-cheek Trevally

©Lyle Vail: Craterognathus plagiotaenia at Cod Hole near Lizard Island

©Paul Asman: Craterognathus plagiotaenia at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Craterognathus plagiotaenia at MacGillivray Reef near Lizard Island, about 20 cm long.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae
Genus Craterognathus
Species Craterognathus plagiotaenia



Distinguishing features

Conspicuous dark vertical bar on cheek, below level of eye. Longer anterior portion of anal fin white.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Kimura, S., S. Takeuchi and T. Yadome (2022). Generic revision of the species formerly belonging to the genus Carangoides and its related genera (Carangiformes: Carangidae). Ichthyological Research, doi 10.1007-s10228-021-00850-1. LIRS catalog number 90425.

Other references

  • Barnett, L.J., T.L. Miller and T.H. Cribb (2010). Two new Stephanostomum-like cercariae (Digenea: Acanthocolpidae) from Nassarius dorsatus and N. olivaceus (Gastropoda: Nassariidae) in central Queensland, Australia, Zootaxa, 2445: 35-52. LIRS catalog number 1332.
  • Bray, R.A. and T.H. Cribb (2007). Monostephanostomum nolani sp. n. and M. krusei Reimer, 1983 (Digenea: Acanthocolpidae) from carangid fishes from coral reef waters off Australia, Folia Parasitologica, 54: 19-26. LIRS catalog number 1075.
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