Golden Trevally (species: Gnathanodon speciosus) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gnathanodon speciosus
Golden Trevally

©David Randall: Golden Trevally about 50 cm long at Eyrie Reef near Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Gnathanodon speciosus at Osprey Islet, Lizard Island. It was with a school of smaller Turrum fulvoguttatus.

©Anne Hoggett: School of Golden Trevally up to about 35 cm long at Lizard Island. Some Bigeye Trevally are in the photo.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Carangidae
Genus Gnathanodon
Species Gnathanodon speciosus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Frequently seen at Cobia Hole, usually in size range 30 to 40 cm.

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • 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.

Other references

  • Bray, R.A. and T.H. Cribb (2008). Stephanostomum sp(p). (Digenea: Acanthocolpidae) from scombrids and carangids (Perciformes) from the Great Barrier Reef, with the description of two new species, Revisita Mexicana de Bidiversidad, 79: 49S-68S. LIRS catalog number 1151.
  • Fisher, R., J.M. Leis, D.L. Clark and S.K. Wilson (2005). Critical swimming speeds of late-stage coral reef fish larvae: variation within species, among species and between locations, Marine Biology, 147: 1202-1212. LIRS catalog number 934.
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