Trachinotus anak, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
High rounded head, elongated dorsal and anal fin lobes, yellow fins. Very similar to T. blochii (Snubnose Dart), both changing body shape and fin length with age. Distinguished by dark leading edges on elongated dorsal and anal fin lobes in T. blochii, which are proportionally longer than on a similar sized T. anak. Endemic to Australia.
Max Size: 120 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (8 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland