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White trevally

White trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex) is a jack of the family Carangidae. The White trevally is widespread in tropical and warm temperate areas between 40°N and 47°S, in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian and Pacific Oceans. It has a deep body, and a greenish color with metallic overtones and a dark spot above the gills. The fins are yellow. Trevallies are strong fighters and the flesh is good to eat if a little dry. It is often used as cut baits. Maximum size is about 47.24 in (120 cm).

In New Zealand, this trevally is known by the Māori as Araara, and is generally confined to waters north of Cook Strait, although it sometimes reaches as far south as Otago in the summer.

White trevally