|Latin name||Gnathanodon speciosus - (Forsskål, 1775)|
|Common name||Golden trevally|
|Family||Carangidae - Gnathanodon|
|Origin||East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Australia, Japan, The Red Sea, The Mexican Golf, Indonesia, East Pacific, Central/West Pacific|
|Max length||120.0 cm (47.2")|
As aquarium fish
Demand a very large aquarium when fully grown
This species needs a very large aquarium when fully grown.
Exactly how big the aquarium should be is hard to say, but the size of this species is such, that it cannot normally be kept in a home aquarium.
Searches through sand for food
This species searches through the sand for food, which can make the water cloudy and shakes up detritus.
In an aquarium their natural food source in the sand is quickly exhausted.
Threat to fish and crustaceans
This species eats all kinds of fish, shrimps, crabs etc. which are of suitable size.
Requires plenty of space for swimming.
This species revels in swimming and requires an aquarium with ample space.
Family description (Carangidae)
Jacks/Pompanos are a large fish between 10-40 inch (25-100 cm) long, but some will grow up to 6.5 foot (2 meters).
They are predatory fish, which chase prey in open water and/or look for food on the bottom; crustaceans for example.
Some of the species are suitable for aquaria, but do require a lot of space.
|Distribution||Indo-Pacific. Eastern Pacific: southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico and Gulf of California to Ecuador (Ref. 9283).|
|English common names||Trevally, Kelat, Golden trevally, Golden toothless trevally, Golden horsmackerel, Golden trevally|
|Danish common names||Gul hestemakrel|
|German common names||Königsmakrele|
|Spanish common names||Jurel de piedra, Jurel dorado, Pampano boquipenda|
|French common names||Belle carangue, Carangue royale jaune, Carangue d'or, Carangue dorée, Carangue chasseur|
References and further reading
Scott W. Michael. 2004. Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes (Reef Fishes Series Book 3)- TFH Publications / Microcosm Ltd. - (English)
Bob Fenner. Do You Know Jacks? You Will. The Family Carangidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
WWM Crew. FAQs about Jacks, Family Carangidae - Wet Web Media - (English)
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).
|eats shrimp, eats crab, eats fish, predatory|