Trachinotus baillonii, Seychelles, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Trachinotus baillonii, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Silver diamond-shaped body, with a row of 1-5 dark silver/black blotches on side similar to those in Scomberoides species (Queenfish), and long dorsal, anal and tail fins which become darker towards the ends. Similar shape but lacks bulbous head of T. blotchii (Snubnose Dart).
Max Size: 60 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.6-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% 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 (5 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