Black Trevally (species: Caranx lugubris) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Caranx lugubris
Black Trevally

©Vanessa Messmer: Caranx lugubris at Day Reef near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae
Genus Caranx
Species Caranx lugubris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 74 cm (length according to Allen et al (2003).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island area: Very rarely seen. The photographed specimen seems to be the first record of this widely-distributed oceanic species from the area.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.