Caranx tille (Cuvier, 1833)
Caranx tille (Cuvier, 1833)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Caranx tille

English Name: Tille trevally

Creole Name: Karang batar

French Name: Carangue tille

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 9; Dorsal rays: 20-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 16-18.

Body oblong, compressed; dorsal profile strongly convex anteriorly, ventral profile only slightly convex. Adipose eyelid well developed, moderate anteriorly, posteriorly 
extends onto pupil. Upper jaw with outer row of strong canines widely spaced in adults, and an inner band of small villiform teeth, widest at symphysis; on lower jaw a 
single row of strong conical teeth widely spaced in adults. Breast completely scaly.

Colour: adults with head and body dark olive-green to bluish grey above, shading to silvery white below. Blackish spot at upper margin of opercle. Second dorsal fin 
olive-grey to blackish. Anal and caudal fins yellow-olive to blackish. Juveniles and young adults, head and body pale olive to silvery grey and fins uniformly pale to 


Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 80cm TL. Common length: 50cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Adults inhabit coastal waters, near coral reefs and rocks (depth 30-120m) solitary or in small groups. They feed upon fish and crustaceans.

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the handline fishery where it appears to be a rare component of the catch.





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Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. (2019). FishBase. (20/05/19).
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Nevill, J.E.G. (2019). Caranx tille, Tille trevally. Seychelles Seatizens. (edited 24/06/22).

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