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Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis)

The Giant Trevally fish or Caranx ignobilis is a fast growing fish that is found in the warm waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is common to find these fish in Hawaii where they are called the Ulua Fish. In the Marianas it is known as the Mamulan Fish, and in Japan it is known as Rōnin-aji. The Giant Trevally fish is the largest member in the Trevally family Carangidae. These saltwater fish are very solid with powerful muscles that they use for fast swimming and hunting. This fish is silver with black spots along its body. The Giant Trevally will stun its prey with its large body and then quickly eat them as competition from other Trevally fish are always present. This fish can grow over 5-1/2' in length and weigh in at over 200lbs. These fish reach this size in just 4 or 5 years! Although not considered a commercial fish, it is often caught in third world countries and island nations. Surface popping is the form of fishing that reportedly works best for these fish. Be very careful though this fish does contain a toxin known as ciguatera, and should only be consumed when properly prepared. Thick gloves are recommended when handling the Giant Trevally due to the sharp scutes along its body.

Check out the video below to see the Giant Trevally in action. If you have any additional information you would like to add to this article please do so by leaving a comment below...

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Ola. Hehe. Thx... Anglers in my country placed this fish as #1 target becoz of fighting spirit of this fish is very awesome...

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