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Pseudocaranx georgianus Araara

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A Silver Trevally, Pseudocaranx georgianus, at Clifton Gardens, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales. Source: John Turnbull / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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lexID:
3341 
Scientific:
Pseudocaranx georgianus 
German:
Araara 
English:
Araara 
Category:
Jacks and Pompanos 
Occurrence:
Australia, New Zealand 
Food:
Crabs, Fish (little fishes), Fish larvae, Krill, Lobster eggs, Snails 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
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2010-09-26 23:20:50 

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Pseudocaranx georgianus, also known as Araara and Blue Trevally, occurs in New Zealand and temperate Australian marine waters. The Araara is greenish-grey dorsally and silver-white ventrally. There is usually an obvious dark spot on the operculum. Juveniles have a yellow stripe along the sides of the body. Large individuals (over 35 cm) develop a prominent hump on the forehead. Pseudocaranx georgianus is a schooling species.

Order: Perciformes
Family: Carangidae
Genus: Pseudocaranx
Species: P. georgianus



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