Tag: Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus)

Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) are considered more of a "reef" species than some other members of the Carangidae family, although larger adults can be found further offshore.

Juveniles very greatly from adults in that they have a bright yellow/golden colouration with dark vertical stripes which alternate between broad and narrow.

Adults turn gradually more silvery in colour and the vertical stripes fade with age.

Small juveniles can often be found following larger animals such as Groupers, Sharks, Pufferfish and even humans for protection.

Golden Trevally attain a maximum length of around 1.2m and have a diet consisting mainly of smaller fish and crustaceans.

Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) are considered more of a "reef" species than some other members of the Carangidae family, although larger adults can be found further offshore.

Juveniles very greatly from adults in that they have a bright yellow/golden colouration with dark vertical stripes which alternate between broad and narrow.

Adults turn gradually more silvery in colour and the vertical stripes fade with age.

Small juveniles can often be found following larger animals such as Groupers, Sharks, Pufferfish and even humans for protection.

Golden Trevally attain a maximum length of around 1.2m and have a diet consisting mainly of smaller fish and crustaceans.

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Starry Pufferfish (Arothron Stellatus) & Golden Trevally juvenile (Gnathanodon Speciosus)

This Starry Pufferfish (Arothron Stellatus) displayed very uncharacteristic behaviour during a dive at Aow Mao, Koh Tao.