Gold-spotted Trevally

Guardian: Mary Gestrich

Carangoides fulvoguttatus

The pectoral fins (arms) of the Gold Spotted Trevally are like the wings of a Falcon. They are thin and pointed to reduce drag through the water, designed for speed. These fish chase down their prey like cheetahs, following fish and squid into lagoons and seagrass beds and separating them into small groups so they are easier to catch.

(The fastest fish’s top swimming speed is the Sailfish 112km/h, Trevally 50km/h, Ocean Free Sail boat 18km/h, human 7 km/h).