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The barcheek trevally is a moderately large fish, growing to a maximum recorded length of 50 cm. It is one of the more easily recognized members of Carangoides due to its slightly protruding lower jaw and 'barred cheek' colouration. Its general shape is similar to most other species, having a compressed oblong body, with the dorsal and ventral profiles equally convex, although in large specimens, the dorsal profile of the head is nearly straight. The dorsal fin is in two parts, the first with 8 spines and the second with 1 spine and 22 to 24 soft rays, with the lobe of this second fin shorter than the head length. The anal fin has 2 anteriorly detached spines followed by 1 spine and 18 to 20 soft rays. The lateral line has a low anterior arch, with this curved section being longer than the posterior straight section. The straight section contains 20 to 26 scales followed by 11 to 18 small scutes. The breast is completely scaled. The lower jaw is enlarged and slightly protrudes beyond the upper jaw, with both jaws having bands of small teeth present. There are 27 to 40 gill rakers in total and 24 vertebrae. The barcheek trevally is a silvery colour, being more grey above and becoming paler below, with 6 or 7 dusky oblique bands occasionally present above the midline. The species common name is due to a black margin on the preopercle, giving a 'barred cheek' appearance, with no dusky spot further back on the operculum. Large adults are also known to occasionally ha...
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