Barred Yellowtail Scad (species: Atule mate) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Atule mate
Barred Yellowtail Scad

©Anne Hoggett: Part of a large school of Atule mate at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae
Genus Atule
Species Atule mate



Distinguishing features

A small-bodied, silver, schooling trevally with a yellow tail and a conspicuous black spot on gill cover behind eye.


  • Up to 30 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

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.
  • 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.