Allen To

Brownback trevally


Brownback trevally

Blacktip jack


Recorded singly and in schools.

Shy and keeps a distance from divers.

Feeds on small fishes, shrimps, copepods and larval crustaceans.


  • Body greyish silver dorsally and whitish ventrally.
  • A black mark on anterior tip of second dorsal fin.
  • Caudal fin forked and yellowish.

Common Name: Blacktip jack, Brownback trevally

Family Common Name: Jacks

Family: Carangidae

Scientific Name: Carangoides praeustus ___(Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Genus: Carangoides

Maximum Length: 25 cm (Total Length)